Employees of global real estate firm CBRE in Alberta are working in a building that is helping to maintain their wellbeing.
The firm’s Edmonton office which occupies the 19th floor of Manulife Place at 10180 - 101st Street, becomes the first in Alberta to achieve WELL Certification with a silver level award representing high standards for its new and existing interiors.
“The fact that CBRE’s office has become the first workspace in Alberta to receive WELL Certification speaks volumes about the value our company places on the health and wellbeing of our employees and clients,” said David Young, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CBRE Edmonton.
WELL Certification is awarded by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™).
CBRE’s newly renovated office includes 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.
Employees also enjoy carbon-filtered water within 30 metres of workstations and a central lunchroom.
The Edmonton location is CBRE’s fifth to receive WELL Certification and the firm is connected to 89 WELL projects worldwideas either owner of consultant.
The corporate headquarters of CBRE’s global parent company became the world’s first company to achieve WELL Certification for a commercial office space through the WELL™ pilot program in 2013.
“We’ve experienced a shift in how people think about the built environment and how it impacts health and wellness,” said Jean-Philippe Picard, Managing Director for Project Management services in Western Canada at CBRE. “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.”