CBRE Office is the First in Alberta to Receive WELL Certification
CBRE’s new Edmonton office, occupying the 19th floor of Manulife Place at 10180 – 101st Street, is the first in Alberta to achieve WELL Certification at the silver level for New and Existing Interiors.
The award is based on the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) WELL Building Standard (WELL), which focuses on enhancing employees’ health and wellness through the built environment.
“The fact that CBRE’s office has become the first workspace in Alberta to receive WELL Certification speaks volumes about the value our company places on the health and wellbeing of our employees and clients. It also underscores CBRE’s market leadership in Alberta and beyond,” said David Young, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CBRE Edmonton.
To receive WELL Certification, the Edmonton office was assessed, monitored and tested across seven wellness categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
The office incorporates universal access to natural light for employees, ergonomic sit-stand desks, and noise-attenuating technology to reduce stress-inducing background noise.
The Edmonton office is the 10th CBRE office in Canada to be transformed in recent years as a part of the company’s program to create world-class space for its people and clients.
“With five WELL-Certified offices in Canada, CBRE is at the leading edge of office design and is able to help our clients achieve significant benefits for their people,” said Young.
According to the firm, CBRE’s global parent became the world’s first company to achieve WELL Certification for a commercial office space through the WELL pilot program, with the opening of its Los Angeles corporate headquarters in 2013.
“We’ve experienced a shift in how people think about the built environment and how it impacts health and wellness,” said Jean-Philippe Picard, Managing Director for Project Management services in Western Canada at CBRE. “Having carried out WELL Certification in several of our offices, and with the workplace transformation program executed by CBRE’s very own service lines – including workplace strategy, transaction advisory, office relocation and project management teams – we boast a wealth of institutional knowledge and expertise to advise and execute on WELL Certification pursuits.”