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The Stonestown Family YMCA in San Francisco is the first fitness facility in the world to be awarded WELL Certification.


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The Stonestown Family YMCA in San Francisco is the first fitness facility in the world to be awarded WELL Certification.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. wellness articles below.


YMCA First Fitness Facility To Be WELL Certified

The Stonestown Family YMCA in San Francisco is the first fitness facility in the world to be awarded WELL Certification.

Live Moss Wellness Walls From Verdure

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.

In London, Hilton Introduces Its First Vegan Suite

The global hospitality company refurbished an existing suite that caters to those seeking a more eco-friendly lodging experience.

nora Launches New Color Palette For noraplan environcare Flooring

This adaptable, multipurpose premium rubber flooring offers 48 new harmonious shades designed to help evoke a sense of calm.

Fresh Approach To Nature Hues In The Workplace

PPG Paints has chosen Night Watch as the 2019 Color of the Year.

Investment Firm Invests In Sustainable Workplace Design

Fir Tree Partners hired Kostow Greenwood Architects for its most recent (sustainable) office upgrade in New York City.

Bring The Outdoors In… To Workplace Design

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.

Yogi Tea Company Opens LEED Certified Plant

Located in Eugene, OR, the 189,000 square foot building is the first LEED-certified tea manufacturing facility in the U.S.

UL, Center For Active Safety Design Form Partnership

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.

Are You Taking A Lunch Break Today?

June 15, 2018 marks the first official "National Take Back The Lunch Break Day" in the United States.

Natural Light In Workplace Design

Cultivating a healthy indoor environment can begin with sound daylighting strategies.

Did You Get A Good Sleep Last Night?

Today is World Sleep Day, an event to highlight awareness of the impacts of sleep quality on health, including performance in the workplace.

Maximizing Natural Light In Facilities

With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.

New Workplace Wellness Employer Guide Available

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.

New Guidance On Achieving Joint Certification Of BREEAM, WELL

A new briefing paper from BRE And IWBI outlines how projects can achieve joint certification of BREEAM and the WELL Building Standard.

ASID Shares New HQ Post-Occupancy Research

The American Society of Interior Designers has made available post-occupancy research for its new WELL and LEED certified headquarters in Washington, DC.

Performance Review: Three Design Leaders Size Up The Workplace

The way we work is changing. Can office design keep pace? Three design leaders from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) share their insights.

Bicycle Friendly Business Award For Dero

The League of American Bicyclists recognizes this maker of bike parking solutions for its own facility amenities and initiatives that promote employee cycling.

Solatube Introduces SolaMaster 300 DS

This line of tubular daylighting devices is designed to provide enhanced light diffusion into interior spaces without light loss.

Concerned With Poor IAQ?

A facility’s indoor air quality affects occupant health as well as energy efficiency. Take steps to mitigate negative impacts.

World’s First Biophilic Office Project Studies Buildings, Nature

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.

Alliance For Workplace Excellence Awards 54 Companies

These annual awards recognize companies for their actions that deliver on improving workplace wellness, sustainability, and diversity.

Cleaning To Safeguard Health

Protect the well-being of facility staff and building occupants with green cleaning principles.

Two Humanscale Products Earn International Recognition

The Infinity task light wins Red Dot product award; OfficeIQ honored as a World Changing Idea Finalist by Fast Company.

Clorox® Total 360™ System

The Clorox® Total 360™ Electrostatic Sprayer provides superior surface coverage so commercial facilities can do much more, much faster, for much less.

Beyond The Task Of Illumination

There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.

Leveraging Outdoor Space To Support Organizational Goals

Intentional design of outdoor spaces provides multiple benefits that can effectively support the organization and the people it employs and serves.

New York City Celebrates First WELL Certified Project

Structure Tone’s new office in Manhattan achieves WELL Certification at the Silver Level; marks first WELL Certified Project in New York.

The Impact Of Flooring On Nurse Wellness

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.

Delos, HKS Partnership To Study Built Environment, Health Impacts

The two firms will collaborate to discover, evaluate, and improve upon the effects of the built environment on occupant health and well-being.

FM Alert: WELL And BREEAM To Align Standards

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.

5 Ways Window Film Can Protect Your Facilities

Beyond energy efficiency benefits, window film adds a level of safety for facilities as well.

Citi Facility In Hong Kong On Track For WELL Certification

Having achieved precertification toward the WELL Building Standard marks a milestone for the global bank as it hones its focus on workplace wellness.

FM Alert: New Workplace Wellbeing White Paper Released

Nine Campbell Institute member organizations share their successes and challenges in implementing worker wellbeing programs.

LED Lighting, Impact On Health

In response to the AMA's June 2016 cautioning about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination, Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center addresses the issue.

Tips For Choosing Wallcoverings

An abundance of choices provides options for facility managers to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of their organizations.

Considerations For Green Cleaning

Specific facility factors are important, and pilot programs can help evaluate green cleaning options.

Well Living Lab Strives For Healthier Indoor Spaces

Delos®, Mayo Clinic collaborate on first ever, human-centered research center dedicated to creating healthier indoor spaces.

Biophilic Design For Buildings: 3 Things To Know

A heightened focus on wellness in facilities highlights the impact of the indoor environment on occupants.

Tips For Sustainable Landscaping

A new approach to landscaping suburban office developments that integrates natural areas and provides more open, collaborative spaces can meet the demands of this next generation of office workers.

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