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.
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.
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."
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™.
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
Developed in Romania, The IMMUNE Building Standard™ initiates international collaboration for a new perspective on the future of offices
The IMMUNE Building Standard™ is developed in Romania by a team of 20 experts in health, technology, architecture, constructions, engineering, and facility management and was initiated by Liviu Tudor, founder of Genesis Property and president of the European Property Federation.