New certification measures impact of office design and environment
on employee wellness
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 5, 2017--
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) announced today that its Vancouver office
has achieved WELL Certification at the gold level for New and Existing
Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). CBRE’s
office space is the first to receive the prestigious distinction in
Vancouver, awarded based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™), the
premier building standard to focus on enhancing employees’ health and
wellness through the built environment.
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CBRE occupies four floors of Oxford Properties’ MNP Tower, located at
1021 West Hastings Street. In order to receive WELL Certification, the
office was assessed, monitored and tested across seven wellness
categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
The office space incorporates more than 100 wellness features, including
universal access to natural light for all employees, ergonomic sit-stand
desks and noise-attenuating technology to reduce stress-inducing
“Our decision to be first-movers in pursuing this pioneering
certification reflects our belief that the office environment can, and
should, add to the health of your people, and that true market
leadership is about taking bold steps for the future. Thirty years ago,
we brought the open-concept office to our industry across Canada and,
today, we again break new ground by creating one of the first workplaces
in the country to actively promote employee health and wellness,” said Mark
Renzoni, President and CEO of CBRE Canada.
Dubbed ‘the next frontier in workplace design’, CBRE is helping to
pioneer the adoption of the WELL Building Standard in Canada. The
company has a total of four offices registered for WELL Certification,
making it the first Canadian firm to embrace the new standard across
In 2013, CBRE became the first company in the world to achieve WELL
Certification for a commercial office space through the WELL Building
Standard™ (WELL) pilot program with the opening of its Global Corporate
Headquarters in Los Angeles. In 2016, in a continuation of its
leadership in the wellness space, CBRE committed to pursue WELL
Certification for at least 100 buildings, sites or offices managed by or
associated with CBRE worldwide.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real
estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company
has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real
estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices
(excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of
integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project
management; property management; investment management; appraisal and
valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales;
mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
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