WELL Health-Safety Rating: What You Need to Know
Originally recorded live on 4/13/2021
Released in June 2020, WELL Health-Safety Rating has grown exponentially to over 6,800 assets. Is your building the next asset?
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types and is focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder engagement strategies to help organizations prepare their spaces for re-entry in a post COVID-19 environment. You may have heard about this rating most recently on a TV commercial with celebrities.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating promotes indoor safety by examining 22 features across five core areas: Cleaning and Sanitation Procedures, Emergency Preparedness Programs, Health Service Resources, Air and Water Quality Management and Stakeholder Engagement and Communication. It requires a minimum of 15 criteria be met in order to achieve the rating and be awarded the WELL Health-Safety seal.
Our panelists from Brookfield Properties and ESD shared their experience pursuing and implementing the WELL Health-Safety Rating at various scales (tenant, entire building and portfolio). Panelists discussed how they are utilizing this tool to restore confidence and trust among building employees, tenants, staff and visitors. Learn more about the WELL Health-Safety Rating here.
- John Mlade, WELL Faculty, Wight & Company (Moderator)
- Rhianne Menzies, WELL AP, Brookfield Properties
- Tim Zelazny, WELL AP, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
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