WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C
DELOS LIVING, LLC
GNP REALTY PARTNERS
HAD TO SAY.
The new headquarters had to reflect a space that was conducive to the health and
wellbeing of the IREM staff. As chronic disease rates continue to rise, so will health
care costs—to unsustainable levels. The negative impacts to workplace productivity
and morale will create significant financial losses, as staff costs can account for up to
90 percent of overall business expenses. WELL was designed to stem these negative
trends and foster happy, healthy workforces, thus reducing expenses associated with
absenteeism and lack of productivity.
The panel covered the following key points:
1. Air: Best practices were followed in relation to air flushing during and after
construction, as well as air-quality testing.
2. Water: An ionization filter system was installed in the office café to provide
3. Nourishment: In vending machines, sugary beverages were swapped out for
4. Light: Efficient LED bulbs were installed to produce quality light.
5. Fitness: IREM staff has access to the building’s fitness center and subsidizes
group fitness and bicycle fees.
6. Comfort: All office furniture meets WELL ergonomics requirements.
7. Mind: Features such as light quality, acoustics, office layout, thermal comfort,
cleanliness and color schemes foster cognitive performance and mental
IREMhas a new headquarters office, and pursued LEED and the WELL Build- ing Standard Interiors for the new space. IREM CEO, Russ Salzman,
moderated a panel on the new headquarters project.
The WELL Building Standard is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact occupant health
and wellbeing. Projects are evaluated according to the following seven concepts:
(1) air, ( 2) water, ( 3) nourishment, ( 4) light, ( 5) fitness, ( 6) comfort and ( 7) mind.
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