IWBI membership continues to grow

IWBI membership continues to grow

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Press Release

(New York – May 2, 2019) – 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:

Aircuity Inc.

Athie Wohnrath

BEE Incorporations

CBRE Group

D Squared Consulting Pty Ltd

EDGE Technologies

Enriching Spaces

GB Tech Consulting Ltd.

GuocoLand (China) Limited

Hines

HOK

JLL

Kaiterra

Lendlease Corporation

Merriman Anderson/Architects, Inc.

Mi2

Mohawk Industries

PRILIKA

RDG Planning and Design

Robarts Spaces

Ronald Lu & Partners

SaShuang Intelligent Technology (shanghai) Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Junye Building Technology Co., Ltd.

Steven Winter Associates Inc

Sweden Green Building Council

Tatami

Teknion

Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group

YAMA Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria

These members join IWBI’s existing membership community, including:

A SustainAble Production (ASAP)

Arup

Atkins

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

Corgan

CRECC

Cushman & Wakefield

DEERNS

Ecoworks Studio

Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.

HKS, Inc.

Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd.

KRIEA C.I (Korea Research Institute of Eco-Environmental Architecture)

LANDLEAF

Legrand

M Moser Associates

Material Circle

Milliken

Minmetals Land

Overbury

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

SHIMIZU CORPORATION

Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited

Skanska

Stantec

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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