Teknion has announced it is pursuing WELL Certification for its New York and Toronto showrooms through the WELL Building Standard.
“We are proud to be joining a select group of corporations that have committed to enhancing human health and well-being through the WELL Building Standard,” said Tracy Backus, Teknion’s director of sustainable programs, in a press release. “In addition to positively impacting the health and well-being of our employees and visitors to our showrooms, WELL benefits business owners through increased productivity and employee satisfaction, healthier work environments and lower overhead costs.”
In order to achieve certification, Teknion will put in place technologies such as ventilation effectiveness, VOC reduction, fundamental material safety, health and wellness awareness, beauty and design, ergonomics and biophilia to enhance employee and customer well-being.
Administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), WELL is a performance-based system that measures, certifies and monitors features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
WELL is the first building standard that focuses on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the built environment. The two showrooms are already registered for this building certification program, and if all performance requirements are met following thorough testing and a final evaluation, they will become the company’s first projects to achieve WELL Certification.