February 16, 2017

HB Reavis to pursue WELL certification for three buildings in Slovakia and Czech Republic

HB Reavis has announced its plans to pursue WELL Certification for three of its commercial building projects through the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and its WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which is the first building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and wellbeing through the built environment.

By pursuing this certification, HB Reavis will further its commitment to overall human health and well-being in building design, construction, and operations. The projects now registered for this pioneering new building certification program include:

  • Twin City Tower in Bratislava is registered for WELL Core & Shell Certification

  • HB Reavis’ office in Twin City C in Bratislava is registered for New and Existing Interiors certification

  • Office building located in Vinohradska street in Prague is registered for WELL Core & Shell Certification

“Buildings have a significant impact on people’s quality of life, well-being and health. Especially in today’s era of the so-called ‘war on talent, it’s essential that businesses provide workspaces that foster staff wellness and productivity,” said Peter Ceresnik, Group Leasing Director at HB Reavis. “We regard well-being as an essential building block of a healthy work life and believe that by providing a high quality built environment, we help our clients increase their business success, thanks to healthier, happier and more engaged employees. This is why we are keen to pioneer and invest heavily into user-orientated development methods like the WELL Building Standard in the markets where we operate.”

Administered by IWBI, WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time, and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants.

Once completed, the three projects would be awarded WELL Certification by IWBI upon rigorous testing and a final evaluation by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), which is the third-party certification body for WELL, to ensure it meets all WELL performance requirements. HB Reavis also plans to pursue WELL Certification for its upcoming office developments in Warsaw and Budapest.

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