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WELL Health-Safety Rating Offers Proven Strategies to Pandemic Proof Your Building

Prioritize the safety and wellbeing of your people now and in the future

By Ryan Henderson, Practice Director, Corporate and Education Practice, HEAPY

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness around the importance of our built environment. After all, we spend 90% of our time inside buildings – offices, homes, gyms, stores and restaurants.  More than ever, people understand the role that facilities and infrastructure play in creating safe, healthy indoor environments.

As a business owner you care about the wellbeing of your customers and employees, and there is no better time to invest in your facilities and operations to help you flourish during the pandemic and navigate future challenges.

We can help.

HEAPY and LJB Inc. have joined forces to offer the new WELL Health-Safety Rating program – an objective, third-party certification system for all buildings and spaces, created by the International WELL Building Institute. More than 200 organizations have achieved WELL Health-Safety Rating certification, including Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Empire State Realty Trust, Adventist Health, and Yankee Stadium.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating provides validation and guidance for navigating a post-pandemic environment, offering a comprehensive and streamlined approach to help you make sense of how to respond.  This evidence-based program focuses on 22 strategies to develop policies and emergency plans in these key areas:

  1. Keeping spaces clean and sanitized
  2. Providing essential health benefits and services
  3. Communicating health and safety efforts
  4. Preparing for an emergency
  5. Assessing air and water quality

We know that you worry about your culture and your team’s productivity, and how those will impact your ability to innovate and compete in the future. Certifying your facility provides validation of your emergency preparedness, assures employees that it is safe to return to work, and inspires public trust in your operations. Most important, this program will take the guesswork out of operating safely and helps you reduce wasted time and effort.

Your employees and customers want to see that you care about their health and wellbeing. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is a proactive way to address the crisis of today, while preparing for the future.

Let our team help you navigate the current crisis, so you can reopen and operate safely now and for years to come. We are here to offer you support and resources, including facility and building optimization, air quality improvements, and WELL Health-Safety Rating certification.

About the WELL Health-Safety Rating

The International WELL Building Institute developed the WELL Health-Safety Rating using a task force of nearly 600 public health experts, virologists, government officials, academics, business leaders, architects, designers, and real estate professionals, and incorporates COVID-19 safety guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control.

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