Real estate agency CBRE’s new Edmonton office has achieved WELL Certification at the silver level for new and existing interiors by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI). The office space is the first in Alberta to receive this distinction.
The office was assessed, monitored, and tested across seven wellness categories including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.
CBRE’s revamped Edmonton office, occupying the 19th floor of Manulife Place, incorporates more than 100 wellness strategies, including universal access to natural light for employees, ergonomic sit-stand desks, and noise-attenuating technology to reduce stress-inducing background noise. Carbon-filtered water is provided within 30 m (98 ft) of workstations to encourage better hydration. Additionally, a central lunchroom encourages staff to take a break from their desks.
“Having carried out WELL Certification in several of our offices, and with the workplace transformation program executed by CBRE’s very own service lines—including workplace strategy, transaction advisory, office relocation, and project management teams—we boast a wealth of institutional knowledge and expertise to advise and execute on WELL Certification pursuits,” said Jean-Philippe Picard, managing director for project management services in Western Canada at CBRE.