Membership will allow company to pursue broad range of programs designed to foster healthier workplaces throughout portfolio
Denholtz Properties announces that it has joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a leading building-health organization.
Launched in 2014, the (IWBI) is leading the global movement to transform buildings, communities and organizations in ways that help people thrive. IWBI delivers the cutting-edge WELL Building Standard™, the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. The WELL Building Standard is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.
The WELL Building Standard is based on evaluation of ten concepts recognized as crucial to building health and wellness: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community. Following a rigorous third-party review of these components and specific optimization plans in place, buildings can receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze WELL Building Standard certification.
Denholtz Properties will pursue the WELL Building Standard across their 4.2 million square-foot portfolio to improve the health and wellness of its diverse tenant base. Additionally, Denholtz collaborate with fellow companies and organizations who are leading the movement to advance human health in buildings and communities around the world. This dynamic framework allows Denholtz Properties to tap into IWBI’s expansive resources and knowledge and demonstrates Denholtz Properties’ alignment with IWBI’s mission.
In addition to the WELL Building Standard, the IWBI has recently created the WELL Health-Safety Rating, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder engagement strategies to help organizations prepare their spaces for re-entry in a post COVID-19 environment.
“While we have always understood the importance of employee wellness, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a new emphasis on creating buildings where employees can feel healthy and safe,” said Steven Denholtz, CEO of Denholtz Properties. “Through pursuing the WELL Building Standard throughout our portfolio, we are making a strategic investment in ensuring anyone entering our buildings can feel confident that we are taking the necessary steps to protect them and promote their health.”
In addition to joining the IWBI, Denholtz Properties Associate, Jamie Atkins, recently received the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential from the IWBI furthering his expertise in the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and his commitment to advancing human health and wellness. As Denholtz Properties’ first WELL AP, Atkins will work closely with Denholtz Properties’ senior leadership team to tap into new opportunities and strategies designed to improve health and wellness within the company’s diverse slate of office, flex, and multifamily buildings through New Jersey and Florida.
“Since the first WELL projects, we have continued to build the momentum towards a global transformation that puts people at the focus of a healthier future,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “The IWBI community is passionate and united around their efforts to elevate wellness in their everyday work, and we are excited to have Denholtz Properties on this journey.”
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. The WELL v2 pilot is the recently launched version of its popular WELL Building Standard, which will continue to be offered to the market, along with the WELL Community Standard pilot, a district scale rating system that sets a new global benchmark for healthy communities. WELL is focused exclusively on the ways that buildings and communities, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. IWBI convenes and mobilizes the wellness community through management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere. For more information about IWBI and WELL, please visit us here.
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