Teknion Corporation is the first manufacturer in the world to receive WELL certification at the silver level under WELL v1 for its downtown Toronto showroom. It achieved this by meeting 100 per cent of the WELL Preconditions applicable to the Project Type in all Concepts.
The showroom, which was designed by Vanderbyl Design in collaboration with SGH Design Partners, is a 10,750-square-foot Collaboration Hub that reflects the company’s vision of the workplace. It is located on the 20th floor of the LEED Gold-certified Bremner Tower at 120 Bremner Boulevard in downtown Toronto.
“Teknion’s WELL Certified Silver award for their Toronto showroom demonstrates outstanding healthy building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, chairman and CEO of the International WELL Building Institute, in a press release. “IWBI’s mission is to bring human health and wellness to the forefront of building practices globally, and it is leaders in the building and design industry such as Teknion that are helping to advance this movement.”
“Becoming the first manufacturer in the world to achieve WELL certification under WELL v1 speaks to the unwavering environmental commitment of everyone at Teknion,” added Tracy Backus, director of sustainable programs.
The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus solely on the health and wellness of the people that work in buildings. WELL is a performance-based system for measuring and certifying features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. It is based on research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 per cent of our time, and the health and wellness impacts they make on their occupants.