Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. wellness articles below.
The International Council on Active Aging, with NuStep, created this awards program in 2019 to spotlight "Best in Wellness" achievements in North America's senior living communities.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the senior living industry was evolving from a care-based business model to one that is wellness-based, with care.
Architecture that blurs the lines between the building and nature while welcoming members of the community is shifting the paradigm for today’s behavioral health facilities.
This LED lighting features precisely designed light spectra, with the LM302N DAY to improve alertness and the LM302N NITE to enhance relaxation.
A new guide from Aramark identifies the top 20 trends that will influence the future of facilities management.
Fitwel measures the health impact of a building based on how it promotes occupant safety, how it increases physical activity, and how it affects the health of the surrounding community.
A new global survey by Mindspace confirms that employees of large U.S. companies are happiest, but small to medium enterprises (SMEs) lag far behind.
Healthcare facilities that use biophilic design principles like installing a circadian lighting system can improve patient outcomes and reduce staff stress.
The Stonestown Family YMCA in San Francisco is the first fitness facility in the world to be awarded WELL Certification.
Using biomimicry, the Moss Walls system uses flowing water, misters, fans, and specialized lighting to create an idyllic environment for live moss... and a healthy workplace.
The global hospitality company refurbished an existing suite that caters to those seeking a more eco-friendly lodging experience.
This adaptable, multipurpose premium rubber flooring offers 48 new harmonious shades designed to help evoke a sense of calm.
PPG Paints has chosen Night Watch as the 2019 Color of the Year.
Fir Tree Partners hired Kostow Greenwood Architects for its most recent (sustainable) office upgrade in New York City.
In a recent survey of U.S. and UK workers, access to natural light was found to be an important factor in their level of job satisfaction.
Located in Eugene, OR, the 189,000 square foot building is the first LEED-certified tea manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Initial focus is to expand the Center's Fitwel Certification System in China, while providing facility and building professionals more access to products that foster healthy buildings.
June 15, 2018 marks the first official "National Take Back The Lunch Break Day" in the United States.
Cultivating a healthy indoor environment can begin with sound daylighting strategies.
Today is World Sleep Day, an event to highlight awareness of the impacts of sleep quality on health, including performance in the workplace.
With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.
A free guide for employers to identify wellness programs that fit their unique workplace and employee characteristics is available from Transamerica Center for Health Studies and UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces.
A new briefing paper from BRE And IWBI outlines how projects can achieve joint certification of BREEAM and the WELL Building Standard.
The American Society of Interior Designers has made available post-occupancy research for its new WELL and LEED certified headquarters in Washington, DC.
The way we work is changing. Can office design keep pace? Three design leaders from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) share their insights.
The League of American Bicyclists recognizes this maker of bike parking solutions for its own facility amenities and initiatives that promote employee cycling.
This line of tubular daylighting devices is designed to provide enhanced light diffusion into interior spaces without light loss.
A facility’s indoor air quality affects occupant health as well as energy efficiency. Take steps to mitigate negative impacts.
The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.
These annual awards recognize companies for their actions that deliver on improving workplace wellness, sustainability, and diversity.
Protect the well-being of facility staff and building occupants with green cleaning principles.
The Infinity task light wins Red Dot product award; OfficeIQ honored as a World Changing Idea Finalist by Fast Company.
The Clorox® Total 360™ Electrostatic Sprayer provides superior surface coverage so commercial facilities can do much more, much faster, for much less.
There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.
Intentional design of outdoor spaces provides multiple benefits that can effectively support the organization and the people it employs and serves.
Structure Tone’s new office in Manhattan achieves WELL Certification at the Silver Level; marks first WELL Certified Project in New York.
More comfortable, ergonomic flooring material can improve productivity and patient quality of care, reduce absenteeism and workman comp claims, and lead to an overall improvement in quality of life for dedicated healthcare providers.
The two firms will collaborate to discover, evaluate, and improve upon the effects of the built environment on occupant health and well-being.
International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
Beyond energy efficiency benefits, window film adds a level of safety for facilities as well.