Construction group Mace has announced that its headquarters in the City of London has achieved an ‘Immune Building Standard' certificate.
Survey: 8 out of 10 employees want to work in a healthy office. A certified building limits risks and reduces stress levels
Almost 76% of employees believe that a certified building can limit health risks for them and their families and also help reduce the level of stress they feel as a result of the pandemic. Currently, 70% of them are still concerned about the risks of spreading viruses and bacteria fuelled by inefficient ventilation systems or inadequate sanitation of surfaces in their offices.
Shockproof: A Shot in the Arm for the Built Environment
by Anna Marie-Casas
Therefore, it became apparent we needed a strong scientific solution to help society get back safely into work and office environments – if we were ever to return back to a pre-pandemic normal. The IMMUNE Building Standard™ was the product of this endeavour, developed in Romania in 2020, mid-COVID-19 pandemic.
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Office of the future: The IMMUNE Building Standard™
by Staff Writer
The standard has been developed to help buildings including offices, logistics and industrial sites, sports and recreation centres, educational institutions, retail, hospitality and residential properties to re-open and operate safely.
Future-proofing the Built Environment
by Anna-Marie Casas
When news of the pandemic first arose, it soon became clear that life as we knew it would change. Over one year on, that early interpretation has proven to be accurate, with the virus radically changing the way we live, work and interact. Excepting some medical facilities, no commercial building was prepared to face a pandemic.
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."
Business leaders must act fast to ease office-return fears
by Liviu Tudor
While a proposed return to the office and wider opening of hospitality venues has been deemed a hugely positive step for property stakeholders, it is one that bears obvious and immediate challenges as the UK public remain cautious about a so-called return to ‘normal’ livelihood procedures.
More than 65% of Romanian employees consider their office to be only partially safe for health in the context of the pandemic
For nearly three-quarters of respondents to the Genesis Property survey, a healthy building protects people's health through complex sanitary measures, and more than two-thirds believe that the health of a building is primarily based on air and water filtration systems.
City Centre Recovery Requires The Reopening Of Offices… But We Must Address Employee Reservations
by Liviu Tudor
In this op-ed, Mr Liviu Tudor tells CEO Today that the recovery of city centres and the economy relies on a return to the office but warns that businesses must prioritise their employees’ safety and well-being in doing so.
Pandemic Spawns IMMUNE Buildings
by Constructech Staff
In December 2020, Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, obtained the first Powerful certification for its headquarters in the City of London. In the past year, Mace has applied extensive measures from the collection of 135 criteria recommended for safer and healthier workplace environments.
This "Office Of The Future" Is Equipped To Operate During A Pandemic
by Ash Jones
The building, operated by Swedish telecoms provider Ericsson, is designed to monitor potential health threats and has been specially designed to minimise viral spread, was the brainchild of Genesis Property founder and President of the European Property Federation, Liviu Tudor.
Romanian office tower gets Immune Building certification
Global Construction Review
Bucharest office building achieves toughest anti-infection standard
by GCR Staff
After a nine-month, €375,000 retrofit, an office building in Bucharest, Romania has become the first building to achieve the toughest certification of the Immune Building Standard, developed to guard occupants against communicable diseases like Covid-19.
First IMMUNE Resilient Office Building in World
The achievement of the IMMUNETM – Resilient certification follows a nine-month implementation project initiated by Genesis Property, a reputed Class A office developer and a leading member of the European Property Federation.
First IMMUNE-Resilient office building in the world unveiled
Building H3 in Bucharest’s West Gate Business District, fully occupied by Ericsson, earned the IMMUNE -Resilient label, becoming the world’s first building to achieve the highest certification level of the IMMUNE Building Standard.
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World's first IMMUNE - Resilient Office Building Unveiled
The standard incorporates a network of devices, technologies, specialised equipment, dedicated personnel and amenities, promoting operational and health rules focused on spaces where occupants and visitors interact.
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First IMMUNE – Resilient Office Building In The World Unveiled
The IMMUNE Building StandardTM, through the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) in Brussels, is an evidence based, third-party certified rating for the built environment, focusing on providing building operators with the tools and strategy to monitor, communicate and adjust the health of the indoor physical space, with an efficient response protocol in case of viral, bacteriological, or toxicological events.
First IMMUNE-Resilient Office Building in the World Unveiled
With the IMMUNE™ Digital Twin Display, a digital mirror of the building, occupants can access immunity-boosting indicators such as daily improvements of indoor air quality, carbon dioxide or humidity levels and other relevant data about the IMMUNE™ equipment throughout the building at all times.
Almost 88% of employees in Romania believe that offices will exist in the future, but most say that the post-pandemic workspace needs to be transformed
The office of the future will be a place of complex, multi-level human interaction, supporting innovative actions with great added value. Of course, people are also waiting for sanitary measures to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, measures that we have included in The IMMUNE Building Standard™ in order to offer them trust and peace of mind.
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Immune Building Standard
by Peggy Smedley
Peggy and Liviu Tudor, founder and president, Genesis Property, discuss the immune building standard. He explains that an immune building is prepared to perform well in the face of a threat, how devices, sensors, machine learning, and big data can help create immune-rated buildings and how the technology can be implemented in preexisting buildings.
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British Lighting Control Systems manufacturer Prolojik Limited obtains Immune Certification for its headquarters
The IMMUNE-Strong certification of Prolojik Limited’s headquarters is based on a complex assessment process conducted by Build Green, an independent authorised building assessor and a contributor to the development of the standard.
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New IMMUNE Standard Certifies Building Safety
by BSM Staff
“The IMMUNE Building Standard is gaining momentum and sees great interest from leaders across the world who seek to reduce Covid-19 effects on built environments and to sustainably contribute to creating the healthy buildings of the future,” said Liviu Tudor, Founder of Genesis Property.
British lighting control systems manufacturer Prolojik Limited joins the healthy buildings trend and obtains the IMMUNE™ certification for its headquarters
“Prolojik is delighted to be a collaborator to the IMMUNETM standard as well as achieving IMMUNETM-Strong certification for our headquarters. The principles embodied in the IMMUNE Building Standard TM align with our own operational and strategic aims to support the safe and measured return to the built environment, for our own business as well as the clients we support”
IMMUNE™ Building Standard gains momentum with Prolojik Limited
by CIJ News
The office building owned by Prolojik Limited, a contributor for the IMMUNE™ standard, achieved the IMMUNETM-Strong label, following the company’s commitment to create a healthier workplace environment for its employees through the implementation of health & safety measures.
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Prolojik Limited obtains the IMMUNE™ certification
This is a clear success indicator of the first open-source standard designed for office buildings and is adaptable to any built environment, with the aim of increasing the resilience of indoor spaces against current and future health threats.
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The IMMUNE™ Building Standard gains momentum worldwide
"The principles embodied in the IMMUNE Standard align with our own operational and strategic aims to support the safe and measured return to the built environment, for our own business as well as the clients we support”, said Asela Rodriguez, Prolojik.
After the pandemic, 45% of employees expect a full return to office life. For another 35%, the working model of the future is hybrid
No matter how we will work after the pandemic, the office where we will spend at least a few days a week must be prepared to mitigate health risks. To feel safer in the office, employees want high-performance systems to improve the air and water quality in the building, sanitary materials to be distributed immediately when needed, sanitizing systems and well-established procedures in case of illness in the company.
FUTURE Designs awarded the IMMUNE Building Standard
by Freddie Steele
David Clements, Chief Executive at FUTURE Designs, says: "Proof of our success is that to date have had zero Covid cases within our factory and assembly facilities. Finally, we want to thank and applaud IMMUNE Building Standard for implementing this most important innovation and scrutinizing us.”
Why is the IMMUNE Building Standard™ important?
by Alexandru Răducanu
Gavin Bonner, VP Genesis Property and contributor to the development of the IMMUNE Building Standard™ is invited on the business show "Economy XXI" to discuss the importance ofIMMUNE™ and to explore how it works and its benefits for landlords, tenants and communities at large.
Host is Mr. Alexandru Răducanu, Canal 33.
Facilities Management Journal
FUTURE Designs receives first IMMUNE Building Standard certification in the world for an industrial building
by Sarah OBeirne
Tudor said: “In the current economy, still facing the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are companies like FUTURE Designs that are laying out a coherent path to recovery."
Work in Mind
Kent lighting factory becomes world’s first industrial building to achieve IMMUNE Building Standard™
by Content Team
David Clements, Chief Executive at FUTURE Designs, said: “Our sole goal was to make our place of work the safest possible for all team members and to give them confidence and peace of mind during these extraordinary times."
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FUTURE Designs becomes the world’s first Industrial Building to be awarded with The IMMUNE Building Standard™ for its UK factory and headquarters
"From the outset of the U.K. lockdown one year ago, our sole goal as exemplar employers was to make our place of work the safest possible for all team members, to give them confidence and peace of mind during this most extraordinary of times and no expense has been spared in our quest."
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FUTURE Designs awarded with the IMMUNE Building Standard
by John Hatcher
The certification marks the Healthy by Design Building Institute’s first major milestone in expanding The IMMUNE Building Standard beyond office buildings, in other real estate sectors that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
World’s first industrial building awarded with IMMUNE™: The factory and headquarters of British lighting solutions designer FUTURE Designs
FUTURE Designs, the UK based designer and manufacturer of high-quality luminaires and bespoke lighting solutions, obtains the first IMMUNE Building Standard™ certification in the world for an industrial building, awarded by the Healthy by Design Building Institute. The factory and HQ achieved the label IMMUNE™ - Strong following the company’s successful implementation of the health and safety set of measures for its employees.
First IMMUNE certification for an industrial building
by Property Forum
"Our sole goal was to make our place of work the safest possible for all team members and to give them confidence and peace of mind during these extraordinary times”, says David Clements, Chief Executive at FUTURE Designs.
A year into the pandemic, almost 55% of employees are working partially or exclusively from the office
"Although 2020 has been challenging in many ways, today people are feeling a little more optimistic than they were in the first few months of the pandemic. Health protection measures implemented in office buildings, many of them recommended by IMMUNE™, have made an important contribution to regaining confidence, albeit partial, along with progress of vaccinating the population."
IMMUNE, certification developed in Europe asserts how built environments can withstand present and future health threats
by Liviu Tudor
Discussing the IMMUNE Building Standard with Retrofit, a trade publication for architects, facility managers, building owners, contractors and others.
Interview is featured in January - February 2021 edition, pages 30 & 31.
36% of employees think they will return to the office in 2021, along with the entire team. The office of the future - more security, less routine and a platform for creativity
While proximity of the office to their home remains an important factor for most employees (65%), the pandemic year increased the importance of health measures taken in the building (for 51% of respondents) and of the workspace structure, with greater emphasis on delimited offices that facilitate distancing (for 49.3% of respondents).
6 in 10 employees want more health protective measures in their office building
Among the most important measures that would support employees to return and feel safer in the office are more efficient air and water filtration systems in the building (58.3%), better hygiene systems in restrooms (41.6%) and more efficient solutions to ensure social distancing (40.4%). These are part of the complex set of measures recommended by IMMUNE™.
Mace HQ First Building In The World To Achieve ‘Immune’ Building Standard™
With the coronavirus rapidly transforming the way workplaces operate, Mace has taken extensive action in the past months to implement safety measures across its global offices and construction sites to ensure a safer and healthier workplace environment for its 5,000 employees.
Mace HQ first building in the world to achieve ‘IMMUNE’ Building Standard™
Mace HQ first building in the world to achieve ‘IMMUNE’ Building Standard™
The Facilities Management team at Mace has worked in partnership with colleagues from across the business to allow operations to continue from all our offices, implementing control measures that focus on the wellbeing of all our staff.
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And finally… World’s first building achieves ‘immune’ building standard
The certification demonstrates Mace’s diligence and commitment to implement a Healthy by Design approach, considering a coherent collection of 100+ measures and best practices recommended by IMMUNE™.
The world’s first office building awarded with The IMMUNE Building Standard™: The landmark headquarters of the international consultancy and construction company Mace
In the past months, Mace has applied extensive measures from the collection of 120+ IMMUNE™ criteria recommended for safer and healthier workplace environments, building on its “safety first” culture, and has now achieved the Powerful label for its headquarters, equivalent to 4 stars out of 5
Railway contractor HQ obtains world-first IMMUNE certification
The office building at 155 Moorgate, in London’s historic centre and primary central business district, has achieved the IMMUNE – Powerful certification (equivalent to 4 stars), recognising the successful measures implemented to keep employees safe during a global pandemic.
Mace London HQ is first in world to get Immune certification for air quality and occupant safety
by Andrew Gaved
Maud Santamaria, head of workplace experience at Mace said: “The Immune Building Standard demonstrably recognises the health and wellbeing measures we have implemented at Mace’s HQ in London, keeping our employees safe during the pandemic."