International workspace provider HB Reavis has landed its second WELL Health-Safety Rating, with Nivy Tower further enhancing the business’ reputation for wellbeing-centric workspaces.
Created in the wake of COVID-19, the WELL Building Institute’s Health-Safety Rating includes tests on a building’s ability to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases. The new certification has quickly become a scalable guide for owners and operators looking to validate and promote their efforts to enhance health and safety.
The WELL Health-Safety seal on Nivy Tower gives everyone who enters the confidence that evidence-based measures and best safety practices have been adopted and verified, supporting the building’s ability to reduce transmission of infectious diseases. Special effort was paid to an emergency preparedness plan, concerning assorted health-related emergencies, and the education of occupants to support preparedness and response.
The benchmark also enhances Nivy Tower’s credentials, and it now meets the strictest Well Building Standard and BREEAM requirements – as well as the WELL Health-Safety certificate. Every user and visitor can feel safer inside.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating
Based on guidance from the World Health Organisation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and leading academic and research institutions, The WELL Health-Safety Rating looks at a building’s operational policies, maintenance protocols, and emergency plans.
The assessment itself was developed through insights drawn from nearly 600 public health experts, virologists, government officials, academics, business leaders, architects, designers, scientists, and professionals. Its 22-point strategy pinpoints methodologies for keeping spaces clean and sanitised, providing essential health benefits and services, communicating health and safety efforts, planning for emergencies, and maintaining the highest possible air and water quality.