WELL Health-Safety Rating CertificationsMDH Evolution Health-Safety Rating Certifications facilitation is a deep wellness commitment to our clients and their facilities! Daniel A. Huard, LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty shared this following his tenure with the International WELL Building Institute’s ‘Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery’.

As an outcome of those efforts the WELL Health-Safety Rating Program was developed. “I was very honored to be able to contribute to the monumental body of work that we developed to provide science and evidence based real world experience proven leadership to the development of Best Practices for the creation of the 2020 WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management.”

This third-party verified rating is applicable to virtually all facility types, focused on more than 20 WELL features with a minimum of 15 feature which need to be met to earn the certification.  The core areas of engagement addressed within the WELL Health-Safety Rating Scope include operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder education to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and broader health and safety-related issues into the future. The core areas which the features are within include • Sanitation Procedures • Emergency Preparedness Programs • Health Service Resources • Air and Water Quality Management • Stakeholder Engagement and Communication • Innovation.

“The strategies within the WELL Health-Safety Rating have been informed by existing features within the WELL Building Standard, IWBI’s Task Force on COVID-19 and guidance by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global disease control and prevention centers and emergency management agencies, as well as recognized standard-making bodies such as ASTM International and ASHRAE, and leading academic and research institutions. Industry experts and researchers across the WELL Concept Advisories, the WELL Research Advisory, the WELL Advisory for Sports and Entertainment Venues, the WELL Advisory for Hotels and Resorts and the WELL Airport Advisory also provided extensive insights for the WELL Health-Safety Rating.” – copyright the WELL Health-Safety Rating Scope …. above image copyright IWBI 2020

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2020 IWBI WELL Health-Safety RatingThe specific Certification Seal which Humann will collaborate with clients and facilities to earn, was “designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to prioritize the health of staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can guide you in preparing your spaces for re-entry as you respond to COVID-19. The WELL Health-Safety seal signifies your visible commitment to supporting the health of individuals in your space.” provides IWBI.

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D.A.Huard WELL APDaniel A. Huard, LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty provides “My work with the International WELL Building Institute was already deeply engaged contributing to the standards and contributing as WELL Faculty to sharing knowledge and lessons around how beneficial adoption of WELL can and will be. I had spent the majority of March 2nd, 2020 at the IWBI New York City offices in discussions on WELL v2 Beta with advisory dialog on how engaging we were seeing the standard become. I keynoted the New York Build 2020 Expo on March 3 where all participants were considering their responses and responsibilities related to the worries around COVID-19. A month later on April 3rd, 2020 I joined the IWBI ‘Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery’ following several discussions with Jason Hartke the Executive Vice President, Advocacy and Policy for the International WELL Building Institute. Our Task Force was very inclusive, collaborative and possessed great depth of knowledge and experience. The task force collaborative response was rapid and focused on bringing solutions and measures which would help and I am honored to have been a part of that body of work.” The resultant WELL Health-Safety Rating is among the first outcomes from the IWBI Task Force on COVID-19 developed with recommendations from nearly 600 experts across public health, medicine, design, real estate, government and academia, all global leaders.

Yes you can welcome building visitors and occupants with confidence! MDH Evolution is providing WELL Health-Safety Rating Certifications for numerous facility typologies including:  Sports & Entertainment  /  Movie Theaters  /  Hotels & Resorts  /  Restaurants  /  Offices  /  Education  /  Retail  /  Multifamily  /  Industrial

As you prioritize health and safety in a post-COVID-19 world and beyond look to MDH Evolution to provide third-party verified Humann WELL Health-Safety Rating Certifications as one of the comprehensive services available to our clientele and their projects. Please visit our Services Page and Capabilities Statement to learn more information about our other offerings.

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