Construction group Mace has announced that its headquarters in the City of London has achieved an ‘Immune Building Standard' certificate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Premier Construction News
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."
Smart Buildings Magazine
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scottish Construction Now
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™.
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."
Commercial Connections - National Association of Realtors®
What's next? Ideas for moving beyond the pandemic
by Liviu Tudor
Giving employees the confidence to return to the workplace hinges on assuring them that they are returning to a safe and productive environment. Following implementation of lockdown measures and the closure of commercial buildings worldwide, it was clear the property sector was neither prepared nor equipped to manage a situation of this nature.
Architectural Technology Journal
Building for the future – why the industry needs the IMMUNE building standard
by Liviu Tudor
Just as we have fire safety regulations in place when designing and operating a building, an IMMUNE™ standard would be mandated as part of the wider health and safety. This is not just a marketing label; it is a safety standard that will need compulsory investment.
Developed in Romania, The IMMUNE Building Standard initiates international collaboration for a new perspective on the future of offices
by Mihai Cristea
"Just as we take care of our own immune system and constantly seek to boost it, there is a need for solutions to improve the immunity of the buildings in which we spend most of our time in and to prepare them for the new normality."