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.
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.
Middle East Architect
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.
Glass & Glazing Products
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.
Press Release Network
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.
The Peggy Smedley Show
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.
Facilities Management Middle East
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.
Building Services Management
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.
A1 Lighting Magazine
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.
Construction Update UK
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.”