IWBI | Workplace Wellness

IWBI | Workplace Wellness

A WELL Certified™ project has the potential to add measurable value to the health, well-being and happiness of people in the buildings. It can also generate increased savings and productivity. Personnel costs significantly outweigh the costs for design and construction and operations and maintenance, with employers spending 90 percent of their annual operating costs on people. This means that even a small impact on productivity, engagement and satisfaction in the workplace can have huge returns on investment. By channeling resources toward reducing the biggest line item in the 30-year costs of a building—the personnel—the business case for WELL features a meaningful return on investment. View WELL projects.

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Working WELL, Being WELL Event at HOK’s New York Office
The WELL standard was created from evidence-based guidelines for healthier buildings. It outlines best practices for improving the health and wellness of building occupants, from using non-toxic paints to encouraging the use of stairs and limiting access to junk food. “This is our passion. HOK has been completely dedicated to sustainable design over the last 30 years, and it’s at the...
Jul 13, 2017 10:45 AM ET
The Office Farmer: Grow Your Lunch at Work
As the late afternoon sunshine glare bounces off your computer screen, imagine you’ve traded in your keyboard for a trowel and your monitor for topsoil. Maybe you can. Some innovative companies have discovered the calming benefits of letting their employees to tend the fields while on the clock. Gardening encourages team building, helps them de-stress, and even helps them engage in some...
Jul 12, 2017 8:15 AM ET
Design for Wellness: Strategies to Unite Health & Design
Design can be about many things: beauty, symmetry, color - but one of the most powerful elements of building and space design is the opportunity to impact and improve the health and well-being of people. Through thoughtful design choices like strategic placement of drinking water stations, selection of non-toxic materials and lighting that aligns with the body’s circadian rhythms, designers...
Jun 29, 2017 11:15 AM ET