The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has launched the WELL Health-Safety Rating for facility operations and management, focusing on facility operational policies, cleaning protocols and design strategies to address a post COVID-19 environment.
An advisory of industry leaders from sports and entertainment will advance the completion of the WELL Health-Safety Rating specific to these venues. The new WELL Health-Safety Rating also will apply to a range of other facility types, including offices, hotels, retail, grocery stores, warehouses, manufacturing, theatres, recreation, restaurants, schools, among others.
Using insights from a number of government, academic and public health organizations, as well as the IWBI COVID-19 Task Force, the program provides a centralized source and governing body to validate efforts made by owners and operators.
“Critical feedback from leading industry stakeholders is crucial to the refinement and further development of the WELL Health-Safety Rating,” said Rick Fedrizzi, chairman and CEO of IWBI. “By collaborating with industry and subject matter experts in public health, facility ownership, operations, management and policies, cleaning protocols, and building and spatial design, we are able to drive towards broader market transformation and completely rethink how owners and operators can adapt to be more resilient as we emerge from this global pandemic. We are excited to fast-track this program for sports and entertainment venues and have the industry fully engaged to address the challenges we face today.”