Preparation & Re-entry
ASAP understands that we are in unprecedented times and many organizations are searching for answers on how to respond to COVID-19. ASAP has been involved with the INTERNATIONAL WELL BUILDING INSTITUTE’S (IWBI) Places Matter initiative since inception as a speaker and thought leader. ASAP is also a member of IWBI’s global Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections. Chaired by 22+ renowned global experts, and populated by 600 global thought leaders and authorities from across public health, medicine, design, real estate, government and academia; the Task Force both informs new Guidelines for Prevention & Preparedness, and Resilience & Recovery, while reviewing enhancements to the WELL Building Standard itself.
Implemented by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and informed by the WELL Building Standard and more than 600 experts from the Task Force on COVID-19, the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management helps buildings and organizations address the health, safety and well-being of their most valuable asset—people during and post-Covid. A visible indication of confidence and trust, the WELL Health-Safety seal communicates to everyone entering a space that evidence-based measures have been adopted and third-party verified. In other words, the WELL seal on the outside means you can feel safer going inside. Focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols and emergency plans, the WELL Health-Safety Rating includes 22 strategies to help Keep spaces clean and sanitized, Provide essential health benefits and services, Communicate your health and safety efforts, Help everyone prepare for an emergency, and Assess air and water quality. From small businesses to large global portfolios, the WELL Health-Safety Rating is designed to help you save as you scale, and communicate to occupants that your spaces and organizations are safe to occupy.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating includes more than 20 features across the following five core areas:
A minimum of 15 features are required to achieve the rating and projects are rewarded for having WELL APs on the team and/or previous WELL certifications.