Hines, the international real estate firm, has earned WELL Health-Safety Rating labels for over 100 of its properties, representing 42 million net rentable square feet across its portfolio. Created by the International WELL Building Institute ™ (IWBI ™), the WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating that recognizes building owners and operators for implementing operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to prioritize the health and safety of their building occupants in a post-COVID-19 environment, now and into the future.
“As a leading and innovative real estate firm, we are committed to providing spaces that address the health, safety, and well-being of all occupants,” said Hines senior vice president, corporate operations and engineering services and global sustainability officer, Clayton Ulrich. “We are proud to invest in certifying these buildings through one of the leading health and safety benchmark programs illustrating our prioritization of providing as safe and healthy environment for our all the occupants of our properties. Attaining WELL Health-Safety Rating labels for these properties demonstrates our enduring commitment to being an industry leader in the health and safety space.”
The WELL Health-Safety Rating aligns with Hines’ operations and engineering standards and the firm will continue to provide for the safety of its staff, tenants, visitors and stakeholders, in order to meet the specific intents and requirements of the program. Hines-certified properties include features such as implementation of emergency preparedness programs, enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures, installation of safety and educational signage, as well as enhanced tenant communications and bridging technology and building systems to make healthier workspaces.