St. Catherine's British School in Athens becomes the world’s first IMMUNE™ certified educational institution
The IMMUNE Building Standard™ now also covers educational institutions buildings.
St. Catherine's British School, an international school located in northern Athens, Greece, obtained the highest certification level of the IMMUNE Building Standard™, becoming the first certified educational institution in the world.
Property Report PH
MREIT bags recognition for two out its 14 buildings
by Iris Gonzales
MREIT Inc., the REIT company of Andrew Tan-led Megaworld, received a “Powerful (4 stars) IMMUNE™ certification” from Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) – the first-ever recognition of its kind in entire Asia, for two of its 14 buildings in its portfolio. Kevin Tan, president and CEO, MREIT Inc said the company hopes to make the certification the benchmark across all its properties.
The Manila Times
2 MREIT properties get IMMUNE certification
by Ed Paolo Salting
"Being the first IMMUNE building in Asia is another major step for the standard, and we are happy to contribute with our know-how in creating healthier workplaces for people all around the world. Megaworld has truly become trailblazers within this particular field," HDBI Director Dr. Darren Allen said.
MREIT buildings acquire IMMUNE certification
Megaworld’s 1800 Eastwood Avenue and 1880 Eastwood Avenue office towers, its first-ever township development in Eastwood City, were awarded for being “healthy buildings of the future. "We take great pride in becoming the first-ever recipient of the IMMUNE Building Standard certifications in Asia. We hope to make this a benchmark across all the properties in our portfolio."
Malaya Business Insight
MREIT buildings tagged as health-conscious
Designed in response to the new coronavirus diseases-19 pandemic and launched in 2020 by Genesis Property, the IMMUNE Building Standard aims to help mitigate the effects of pandemics and other bacteriological and toxicological health threats by creating and promoting healthy buildings of the future. MREIT’s certification was issued by Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) to 1800 Eastwood Avenue and 1880 Eastwood Avenue office towers — both in Eastwood City in Libis.
Webinar - IMMUNE™ x Philippine Association for Building Administration
At the invitation of Philippine Association for Building Administration, Healthy by Design Building Institute will join their Monthly General Membership Meeting to discuss the IMMUNE Building Standard™. Creating an IMMUNE™ building brings tremendous benefits for anyone owning, occupying or designing healthy buildings. There has never been a better time than today to show vision and leadership in driving change.
Two office buildings in Philippines achieving Shell & Core, Powerful – 4 Stars Label
First in the region, two office buildings of one of the largest real-estate developers in the Philippines, MREIT Inc., a Megaworld company operating as a Real Estate Investment Trust, received the IMMUNETM certification for Shell & Core, achieving the label Powerful - 4 stars.
IMMUNE™ Shell & Core certification, awarded by Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI), achieved by Megaworld
Entrances, exit areas and routes of the two buildings located in Eastwood City, Megaworld's first-ever township development, in the Manila metropolitan area, were re-configured and equipped with touchless systems and enhanced sanitation systems. The buildings now benefit from improved sanitation in areas such as the main entrance, lifts, and stairwells.
IMMUNE Building Standard™ reaches Asia with two office buildings in Philippines
by Deniza Cristian
“We take great pride in becoming the first-ever recipient of the IMMUNE Building Standard™ certifications in Asia. We hope to make this a benchmark across all the properties in our portfolio, and we look forward to accrediting all our assets in the future”, said Kevin L. Tan, President and CEO of MREIT Inc.
IMMUNE Building Standard™ reaches Asia with two office buildings in Philippines
by Heart Castañeda
“MREIT needs to be recognized for their ingenuity and resilience in making their buildings a safer place for clients, partners and staff and in doing so, became a trailblazer in their field and in the region”, said Darren Allen, Director at Healthy by Design Building Institute.
Sacrificing long term sustainability objectives will affect short term profitability
by Dr. Darren Allen, Director HDBI
All seven buildings of the new YUNITY Park, a new a campus for the work and lifestyle of the future, with a total leasable area of 75,000 square meters, including co-living and food hall areas, will be certified IMMUNE Building Standard™ – Resilient, 5 out of 5 stars.
The office of the future will look very different from today
by Gavin Bonner
Offices of the future will also include more and more health-oriented features and design ideas, many of them recommended in the IMMUNE Building Standard™ for healthier built environments. IMMUNE™ has been recently listed as an existing tool by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in IBOS - International Building Operation Standard, a new approach to measure and manage how buildings perform for people, through data.
Inequalities in employees’ mental, physical and financial wellbeing, a top priority for companies
by Liviu Tudor
Health measures are essential at this time, and their presence will regain people’s confidence, many of them being recommended in the IMMUNE Building Standard™, a standard released in April 2020.
Nearly 88% of employees improve their collaboration with colleagues when they go to the office
Even though Romania ended the state of alert, the health of indoor spaces remains an important concern for employees. Nearly 92% of respondents say additional measures are needed in offices to better protect employees' health, the survey also shows.
This confirms the need for long-term solutions that turn offices into platforms that truly support collaboration and real interaction, but also limit health risks.
Navana Property Group, shortlisted for 2022 RESI Awards, following contribution to IMMUNE™
We would like to extend our congratulations to Navana Property Group, as they have been shortlisted for the 'Health & Wellbeing Initiative - Residential' for the 2022 RESI Awards, following their contribution to the IMMUNE Building Standard™ and obtaining first-in-the-world residential certification for 1 Palace Place.
The RESI Awards recognise the residential property sector and its successes.
CIOB Event: Boosting the Resilience of the Built Environment with IMMUNE™
Healthy by Design Building Institute, in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), invites you to a joint event where you will have the opportunity to learn the benefits of working with the only building certification in the world specifically designed for minimizing health risks.
Event is free of charge. Click to register.
45% of Romanian employees have already fully returned to the office
Nearly 60% of Romanian employees say their company's policy is to work only from the office or in a hybrid system with mainly physical presence, while another nearly 30% go to the office only when they need to interact with colleagues or feel the need to socialize. More than 70% want to work from the office in 2022 or at least in a hybrid system.
Liviu Tudor: Sustainable Entrepreneurship, through Vision and Innovation
The result materialized through IMMUNE Building Standard™, an innovative global standard that can help certify the resilience of public buildings against pathogenic threats such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the 135 security measures included, Liviu Tudor seeks to generate a momentous change in the real estate sector, through the creation and expansion of healthy buildings.
IMMUNE™ is listed as an existing tool in IBOS by RICS
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors developed IBOS - International Building Operation Standard, a new approach to measure and manage how buildings perform for people, through data.
IMMUNE™ has been listed as an existing tool that can be applied, alongside with other emerging global standards and certifications that address the quality of sustainability, communications technology and support for the well-being of users.
One in three employees is considering a job change in 2022 for reasons related to the office and the company's work model
Employee demands regarding workspaces remain significant. For example, around a third of employees want to see touchless technologies in their offices for greater safety and comfort and logistical systems to quickly help in case of health risks to employees.
Study: 6 in 10 employees want technologies to limit health risks
Thus, about 95% of employees responding to the Genesis Property survey confirm the need for more innovative technologies in their office building. Another 80% think it would be useful to have digital screens displaying immunity-boosting indicators, and 70% believe that office buildings need a specially designed area, fully equipped and ready for use in case of an immediate need for isolation.
Specification Online UK
World’s first IMMUNE certified residential building unveiled in London
“We've come a long way since and we have leveraged relevant expertise in creating healthier built environments where people spend most of their time indoors be it at home or at work. Our track record with this innovative standard and Navana’s visionary approach led to the first IMMUNE certified residential building in the world, paving the way for our post-pandemic homes.”
The world’s first residential property to be certified with the IMMUNE Building Standard unveiled
by John Hatcher
An initiative by Genesis Property, a leading member of the European Property Federation and a renowned Class A office developer, the award was in recognition of Navana Property Group implementing the recommended measures of the IMMUNE standard across the built environment at One Palace Place to create a healthier living environment for residents.
Heating & Ventilating Review
Residential property awarded IMMUNE certification
Every IMMUNE certified building incorporates advanced technologies, specialised equipment, and dedicated personnel, an IMMUNE Steward, to manage the building’s operations and health parameters, as recommended in the standard.
World’s First Immune Certified Residential Building Unveiled in London
Measures include: aligning policies to the Immune standards at a corporate level, especially in areas such as business continuity, recovery and well-being; providing additional training to its onsite team and the dedicated Immune steward; increasing the cleaning frequency of high-touch and foot traffic areas.
The latest healthy building standard adds extra resilience to the design of One Palace Place
Since its inception, the standard has been applied to office buildings, industrial complexes and now, residential structures, boosting its contribution to the resilience of a wide range of built environments against the health threats of today and beyond.
Hotelier & Hospitality Design Magazine
One Palace Place by Navana Property Group awarded IMMUNE™ – Strong label
"Last year people probably spent more time at home than ever before, but while we’ve seen changes in the way offices, transport hubs and shops are managed to keep people safe, there’s been little discussion about what should happen in a multi-residential setting."
The world’s first IMMUNE certified residential building unveiled in London
by Sarah OBeirne
Located in the prestigious borough of Westminster, One Palace Place incorporates 35 private apartments with a 24/7 concierge for residents, alongside a 312-seat theatre, a 120-seat studio, as well as a restaurant and bar open to the wider public.
Boston Real Estate Times
The World’s First IMMUNE Certified Residential Building Unveiled in London
"This is not about creating sterile spaces, but about making sensible design and management changes. IMMUNE™ certification shows our commitment as a professional property and asset manager to do everything we can to keep our customers healthy and well”
World’s First IMMUNE™ Certified Residential Building Unveiled in London
Navana Property Group successfully implemented a large majority of the 135 measures included in the IMMUNE™ Assessment Scoring Index, such as aligning its policies to the IMMUNE™ standards at a corporate level, especially in areas such as business continuity, recovery, and wellbeing or providing additional training to its onsite team and the dedicated IMMUNE™ Steward.
Nearly three out of four employees in Romania now work from their office at least 3 days a week
80% of respondents believe that the return to office life is good for people, both personally and professionally. In addition, almost 43% consider that the main benefit of returning to the office is a better separation between work and personal life and 36% point out that the office contributes significantly to better interaction with colleagues and managers.
Commercial Design India
What is the IMMUNE Building Standard and how does it work?
Any building owner or tenant can consult the list of measures and implement them - entirely or partially, as needed - in their workspace and follow the Assessment Scoring Index to independently evaluate the level of resilience of the assessed building against health threats.
The Horizons Tracker
To get people back to the workplace we need to create healthy buildings
by Adi Gaskell
“People have to feel more confident that the workplace will be safer for them than they will be at home,” Tudor says. “We already have green buildings, but we want to work towards healthy buildings as well.”
Could Covid spark a trend for built-in home hygiene?
by Isla MacFarlane
At Navana, we have been exploring how standards like IMMUNE, which was initially created for workplaces, can be deployed in residential schemes. This considers how smarter design through the use of different materials or building layouts can help reduce the spread of viruses.
IMMUNE Building Standard™ marks a new major expansion milestone: The world’s first certified residential building unveiled
Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) has certified the world’s first residential property with the IMMUNE Building Standard™. One Palace Place, a luxury residential building located in London, UK, and managed by Navana Property Group, was awarded the IMMUNE™ - Strong label, marking the first residential property to receive the distinction.
News on the Block
Navana secures world’s first residential IMMUNE certification
The Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) has awarded Navana Property Group IMMUNE Building Standard™ certification for One Palace Place, a luxury apartment building managed by the company in central London. It is the first time that a residential asset has achieved certification.
First residential building certified under IMMUNE Building Standard
by Property Forum | RESIDENTIAL
“This is not about creating sterile spaces, but about making sensible design and management changes. IMMUNE certification shows our commitment as a professional property and asset manager to do everything we can to keep our customers healthy and well,” added Fitzgerald.
IMMUNE Building Standard™ marks a new major expansion milestone
by Mihai Cristea
The onsite team and dedicated IMMUNE™ steward benefited from additional training, PPE equipment for protection and intensified cleaning protocols in the staff welfare areas. Navana Property Group also aligned operational policies to the IMMUNE™ standard both at corporate level, as well as for residents, visitors and contractors, especially in areas like business continuity, recovery and wellbeing.
Wealth Briefing Asia
Making Offices Hygienic - How Pandemic Affects Business
by Tom Burroughes
This is a standard developed in response to the pandemic, showing how to re-engineer and redesign business premises. The standard has been used for offices across the UK and continental Europe, including in Bucharest, Romania, at Building H3 in the West Gate Business District, fully occupied by Ericsson.
Romanian employees recognise the importance of healthy offices. 43% of employees want healthy offices
The pandemic has changed the Romanians' perception about their office, with health now at the forefront. Thus, 43% of Romanian employees believe that the main feature of their offices should be a healthy space, based on technologies and procedures designed to protect people's health
Back to work: Can tech convince employees to return to the office during the COVID pandemic?
by Pascale Davies
We have to build trust because first of all, we have to convince people to come back to work in the offices and then we have to convince them that whatever is happening outside, they will be better protected inside the buildings.
Smart Built Environment Forum
Community Manager & Sustainability
As COVID pushed the Community Managers to be strategic overseers with a lend for long-term outcomes, we explained the importance of an IMMUNE Steward on-site, inside and outside the pandemic. Enjoy an insightful discussion addressing sustainability, healthy buildings and the role of community managers in this new era.
Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office
by Kate Connolly
“We need to gain people’s confidence, to reassure them that we’ve done everything to protect the building’s health so as to protect theirs, and we want to give them as much information as possible,” said a representative of the company in Romania, who wished to remain anonymous.
Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the Covid-free office
by The Guardian
Anyone whose head flashes red on the screen, however, is whisked away by a plastic-gloved “immune steward” into a nearby quarantine room: a glass box with a panic button and its own internal ventilation system shut off from the rest of the building.
Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the Covid-free office
by The Guardian
A “Viruskiller” apparatus on the wall, boasting three levels of fan strength, promises to remove anything nasty such as pollutants, mould or spores that may be infecting the air, with back up provided by a sanitising UV light on the wall.
The World We Want
The Office Needs to Be a Safe Space if We Have to Return Back to Normal
The office would inevitably have to accommodate three different kinds of people – the ones who are keen to return no matter what, the ones who need a degree of flexibility of working from home, and the ones who may be hesitant or vulnerable.
UK Construction Media
Real Estate Must Move with the Times
Coupled with the absolute necessity for the hospitality sector to welcome guests back to physical premises on a pre-pandemic scale, drives the notion that business leaders and property owners must redesign their infrastructure to combat the most pressing fears, concerns and challenges posed by the pandemic.