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Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Earns Highest Environmental Certification in the World

The HGA-designed Margaret A. Cargill Lodge is the first renovated building to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification.
Press Release

October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center—an internationally-recognized leader in environmental education—is the first renovation project in the world to receive full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification by the International Living Future Institute.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) defines living buildings as:

Black & Veatch's Knotts Named Society of American Military Engineers Fellow

Coveted honor for 30-year member of SAME is the highest individual recognition given by the group
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has named Charysse Knotts a fellow and is inducting her into its Academy of Fellows, citing her more than 18 years of active service and dedication to the organization, both regionally and nationwide.

'First line of defense': COVID Prompts Rethink in Role of Buildings

By Carey L. Biron, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Article
From office workers to students, Americans facing colder weather and more time inside have a pressing question: How can they keep safe amid a pandemic that scientists say thrives in indoor settings?

The search for answers has prompted a new look at what architects and their buildings can do to help, both now and in the future.

Read more via Reuters on how our buildings can help promote health and safety, featuring IWBI president & CEO Rachel Hodgdon.

Why Building Design Matters in Response to Coronavirus

By Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute and Sarah Welton, Vice President, Commercial, International WELL Building Institute
Blog


Your office building as a risk management solution

U. S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta join Chef David Bouley and Dr. Mark Hyman at The WELL Conference

The leading federal spokesperson on matters of public health, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, functional medicine advocate and New York’s favorite chef to speak at the inaugural wellness event March 29 – April 1, 2020
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 21, 2020  /3BL Media/ – Two globally recognized physicians, a renowned integrative medicine expert, and one of the world’s leading restauranteurs will join the more than 50 leading designers, architects, business leaders, academicians and public health professionals speaking at The WELL Conference, March 29-April 1, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

WELL Hits Major Global Milestone Supporting Healthier People and Better Buildings

More than a half-billion square feet of projects use WELL in nearly 60 countries
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced that it has passed the 500-million-square-foot mark of buildings registered and certified under the WELL Building Standard (WELL). The milestone quickly follows this month’s earlier announcement that the number of WELL Accredited Professionals (APs) and registrants has exceeded 10,000, further evidence of the accelerating growth of the global movement to help people thrive through better buildings and communities and stronger organizations.

IALD Launches New Guidelines for Manufacturers Working with WELL

Helping Lighting Designers more easily meet the WELL Building Standard Criteria
Press Release

CHICAGO, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the leading global association of lighting designers, in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), has launched guidelines for lighting manufacturers to help lighting designers more easily determine if their designs meet the WELL Building Standard criteria.

The Rise of Science-Backed Subjective Well-Being

By Jamie Anderson & Fergus Anderson
Blog

Designers have long understood the inextricable relationship between buildings and the people inside of them, but the direct link to human health and well-being has only recently come to the fore. Not only does the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) provide a framework to design spaces for maximizing long, healthy lives, but it also creates an environment that emphasizes Subjective Well-being (SWB). This concept aims to improve people’s perceived quality of experience – their personal feelings – about themselves and how they relate to others.

The Rise of Science-Backed Subjective Well-Being

By Jamie Anderson & Fergus Anderson
Blog

Designers have long understood the inextricable relationship between buildings and the people inside of them, but the direct link to human health and well-being has only recently come to the fore. Not only does the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) provide a framework to design spaces for maximizing long, healthy lives, but it also creates an environment that emphasizes Subjective Well-being (SWB). This concept aims to improve people’s perceived quality of experience – their personal feelings – about themselves and how they relate to others.

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