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We believe that people's health and wellness should be at the center of design. That’s why we’re working with industry professionals in real estate, building and medical science, human resources, design and sustainability, finance and technology to address the intersection between health and the built environment. IWBI is collaborating with industry leaders to drive public awareness and advance healthy buildings globally. Through shared research, continuing education, streamlined initiatives, and alignments with leading building standards, our relationships with organizations across the globe are moving health and well-being to the forefront of the sustainable building conversation and creating healthier spaces for people to live, work and play.

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Sharing Expertise: IWBI & Hines Continue Collaboration
This past spring IWBI began a series of roundtables with global partners to discuss how the WELL Building Standard can be evolved to better meet the needs of building owners and global employers. Building owners tell us they are joining us because they believe that promoting the health and well-being of occupants can help them differentiate their properties, demonstrate leadership and enhance...
Oct 24, 2017 8:25 AM ET
IWBI WELL Tip: All Projects In
Are you interested in registering a project that falls outside of WELL's current project types? At IWBI, we believe that all projects and building space types should be able (and encouraged) to apply the WELL Building Standard™. Access to spaces that optimize our health and mental well-being is a fundamental human right. To further this goal, in February 2017, IWBI...
Oct 16, 2017 9:30 AM ET
WELL in the UAE: Trailblazing Towards a Happier, Healthier Future
If you spend just a few days in Dubai, it’s clear how critical real estate has been to the city’s economic success and population: construction cranes scatter the sky, huge billboards advertise new homes from mega developers and model communities representing dozens of acres dominate the lobbies of many buildings. Yet real estate has also contributed to some of the biggest health and safety...
Oct 3, 2017 9:25 AM ET
A Vision – and a Standard – for Healthy, Global Communities
In 2014, we launched the inaugural version of the WELL Building Standard™ with the aim to improve human health and wellness through better buildings. And today, our mission remains the same – to expand health and wellness to as many people as possible, in the most effective and scalable way. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the ...
Sep 19, 2017 8:50 AM ET
Your Guide to the WELL Community Standard™ Pilot
The WELL Community Standard™ pilot is a district-scale rating system centered exclusively on health and wellness that aims to set a new global benchmark for healthy communities. With the launch of the WELL Community Standard, IWBI is ushering in a new era of fostering and cultivating neighborhoods, districts and other...
Sep 14, 2017 8:45 AM ET