The offices of BuroHappold Engineering in Spektrum Tower in the centre of Warsaw have been awarded a WELL Certification with a rating of ‘Gold’ for its office in Warsaw by the International WELL Building Institute.
Warsaw office director and partner Ian Booth, commented: “BuroHappold provides solutions that are end-user oriented. Our new office is proudly being used as a showcase for health and wellbeing in an open-plan office environment. The survey results also demonstrate that people feel good in our space, proof that the project has been successful. We are delighted to have achieved the WELL Certified Gold certification in recognition of our focus on human health and wellness.”
The certification is based on seven categories of building performance— air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort and mind. Created over seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research.
WELL is grounded in a body of evidence-based research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend approximately 90 percent of our time, and the health and wellness impacts these buildings have on us. To be awarded this certification, the Warsaw office underwent rigorous testing. A final evaluation was carried out by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the third-party certification body for WELL, to ensure the office met all WELL Certified Gold performance requirements.