CBRE Group Inc (NYSE:CBRE) has announced that its three Toronto-based offices have been awarded the WELL Certification at the silver level for New and Existing Interiors. The award was made by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The criterion for awarding was based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™).
With the new certified offices, the company is continually pioneering wellness in design of workplace with the WELL Certified offices that any company around the world can have. CBRE Group, which was the first company to be awarded with the WELL Certification for a commercial office space in the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) program in 2013 after the launch of the Los Angeles Corporate Headquarters office currently has six offices around the world that are WELL Certified. They are located in Vancouver, Madrid, Los Angeles and three located in Toronto plus another three offices which it has registered for certification.
For the company to be awarded with the WELL Certification, the three offices located in Toronto were monitored, accessed and tested on basing on seven categories of building performance. These are mind, comfort, fitness, light, nourishment, water and air. These offices comprise of CBRE’s Headquarters in Canada located at the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, which is situated at 145 King Street West, Toronto West office, which is located near Pearson International Airport at 5935 Airport Road and Toronto North office which is situated at 2005 Sheppard Avenue East.
The company designed these offices with wellness features at the forefront and individually has more than 100 wellness features. Some of these features include internal air quality within the top one percent of offices around the world, natural light for all employees, noise-attenuating technology to reduce stress-inducing background noise and ergonomic sit-stand desks.
CBRE Canada President and CEO Mark Renzoni in a statement said by embracing the WELL Building Standard in the company’s Toronto footprint, they fulfilling the promises that the office can and should contribute to the good health of the people who occupy it. He added that these new improvements will have a positive impact on the health of several people considering that a big percentage of Canadians spend a better part of their working hours in offices.