NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) continues to grow its recently launched membership program for leaders who want to accelerate the adoption of a worldwide culture of health and well-being, adding a number of global leaders to its already impressive roster. The program is designed to be a platform for collaboration that allows for deeper engagement and broader reach for companies excited by the evidence that shows how the places and spaces we occupy every day can help people thrive.
“The power of the WELL movement stems from the passion and leadership of our community,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “This recent commitment of new IWBI members makes clear to me that we are well on our way to building and sustaining a healthier future.”
Fedrizzi notes that IWBI membership is a way for organizations to deepen their engagement with the WELL movement, underscoring their leadership in this “second wave” of sustainability. “Many of these members are already part of our community and others are taking their first steps towards getting involved. I’m extremely proud to welcome this diverse group of organizations to the IWBI member network.”
There are two tiers of membership at different price points, so companies can select the best fit for their organizational goals. Member benefits include discounts on the WELL Certification process and WELL AP credentialing program, specialized opportunities to publicize accomplishments, and more touchpoints with IWBI leadership and across the broader community through members-only annual events and enhanced digital engagement. The program creates pathways for WELL advocates and champions to stay connected, share best practices, explore new shared initiatives, and receive greater recognition for these efforts.
The launch of membership coincides with WELL’s rapid uptake across the globe as the tool of choice for leaders who value the verified performance of design and operations when the health and well-being of people is at stake.
To date, over 1,660 projects with more than 365 million square feet of registered space are participating in WELL in 50 countries. Much of WELL’s success is driven by a global network of WELL APs, with nearly 8,000 people either credentialed or are in the process, that helps provide expertise and guidance to project teams across the world.
New members to date include:
D Squared Consulting Pty Ltd
GB Tech Consulting Ltd.
GuocoLand (China) Limited
Merriman Anderson/Architects, Inc.
RDG Planning and Design
Ronald Lu & Partners
SaShuang Intelligent Technology (shanghai) Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Junye Building Technology Co., Ltd.
Steven Winter Associates Inc
Sweden Green Building Council
Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group
YAMA Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria
These members join IWBI’s existing membership community, including:
A SustainAble Production (ASAP)
BCCI Construction Company
Beijing Tenhong Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
China Jinmao Green Building Co. Ltd
CHINA OVERSEAS OFFICE CAPITAL中海商务
China Railway Construction Real Estate Group Co., Ltd
China Resources (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
COOKFOX Architects, DPC
Cushman & Wakefield
Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.
Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd.
KRIEA C.I (Korea Research Institute of Eco-Environmental Architecture)
M Moser Associates
Poly Development Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Research Center for Healthy Cities, Institute for China Sustainable Urbanization, Tsinghua University
Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences (SRIBS)
SHENZHEN CENTRALCON GROUP CO., LTD.
Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Lemajorservice Technology Co., Ltd
Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited
Steve Leung Designers Limited
Structure Tone Organization
Taiwan Architecture & Building Center
The Spinnaker Group
Well Living Lab (China)
Well Living Lab (US)
“We look forward to growing this movement and welcome every organization to join us in putting our buildings and communities to work as partners in improving the health and well-being of people everywhere,” Fedrizzi said.
About the International WELL Building Institute
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 a recently launched version of its popular WELL Building Standard, which will continue to be offered to the market, and 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. More information about membership can be found here.
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