The Science Behind Healthy Spaces: The Role of Buildings in Well-Being

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role that buildings play in supporting people’s health, safety and well-being. Owners and operators are challenged not only to reduce the spread of the virus in indoor spaces, but also to equip these spaces to better withstand future challenges.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating was created based on feedback from a group of nearly 600 public health experts, academics, business leaders, architects, and other professionals as an evidence-based standard to make buildings safer and more resilient. In this series sponsored by the International WELL Building Institute, we’ll take a closer look at the science behind the standard and what it means to foster safe and healthy spaces, now and into the future. (Image courtesy of IWBI)

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Health & Healthcare

Healthy Buildings Becoming the New Normal in Real Estate
Earlier this year, Tanger announced it achieved the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) WELL Health-Safety Rating for its 36 North American shopping centers and its corporate headquarters.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

With Employees Anxious About Returning to the Office, New Tool Can Help Boost Confidence in Buildings' Health and Safety
The health and safety of the workplace have always been a priority for employees, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put such concerns into sharp relief — and many Americans are still anxious about their return to in-person work.

Health & Healthcare

Why Emergency Preparedness Plans Are Crucial for Businesses Amidst the Pandemic
As companies start bringing people back to in-person work at offices and facilities, the health protocols of those work environments are more top-of-mind than ever, often in ways that never occurred to people before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health & Healthcare

With Return To Work Amid the Ongoing Pandemic, New Well-Being Standard for People in Buildings Aims to Provide a Sense of Security
As a growing number of organizations begin to welcome their workforce back into physical office spaces and facilities, employees are understandably concerned about whether they can be assured of safe and healthy protocols being taken in their working environments in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic.
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