MEDIA ADVISORY: Research Reveal: Experts Discuss Return on Investment (ROI) of Healthy Buildings and Organizations in Webcast Featuring International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), Edge Technologies, HKS Chicago

Feb 28, 2023 10:25 AM ET

February 28, 2023 /3BL Media/ - 

WHAT: The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people-first places to advance a global culture of health, will host a panel of executive leaders and experts to discuss the connection between investments in healthy building strategies and enhanced business performance, increased asset value and higher financial returns, against the backdrop of an uncertain economy.

The panel discussion will feature data reported in IWBI’s comprehensive research review, Investing in Health Pays Back: The Growing Research Behind the Business Case for Healthy Buildings and Healthy Organizations, comprising major findings from nearly 60 independent studies, demonstrating the return on investment and other economic benefits of healthy buildings and healthy organizations.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Higher ventilation rates linked to an 8% uptick in employee performance
  • WELL Certification connected to a 28% improvement in overall satisfaction with the workplace
  • A 300% return on investment for workplace wellness programs


  • Moderator: Jason Hartke, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, IWBI
  • Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Research, IWBI
  • Florijn Vriend, Head of Well-being and Social Impact, Edge Technologies
  • Tommy Zakrzewski, Director of Building Engineering Physics, HKS Chicago

Note: Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO of IWBI, is also available to discuss findings from the comprehensive research review, including market implications. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2023, 12:00 PM EST


For more information or to schedule interviews with IWBI’s President and CEO, or other experts, please contact


About the International WELL Building Institute 
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people-first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and WELL ratings and certifications, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources and advocacy for policies that promote health and well-being everywhere. More information on WELL can be found here.

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