NEWS
New WELL Community Standard launched for wellness community projects
POSTED 11 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The International Well Building Institute (IWBI) has officially launched the WELL Community Standard – designed to help set up a new global benchmark for healthy communities.

A rating system centered on human health and wellness, the new standard takes into consideration evidence-based research and has been developed through consultation with physicians, scientists and public health professionals, as well as architects, city planners and engineers.

The programme builds on the principles of the WELL Building Standard, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment which impact the human experience.

The new standard aims to set a new precedent for planning, building and development by providing a “thorough understanding” of how communities can employ actionable strategies and interventions to support the health and wellbeing of residents across all aspects of community life.

The WELL Community Standard will focus on 10 core concepts of performance that impact human health and wellness – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, temperature, sound, materials, mind and community.

Launched on 5 September, a total of five projects have already registered their interest in achieving the new standard.

One of these is the US$3bn (€2.5bn, £2.3bn) Water Street Tampa project in Tampa, US, led by developer Strategic Property Partners (SPP).

SPP is a joint venture between Cascade Investment – Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ investment fund – and entrepreneur Jeff Vinik, owner of the National Hockey League franchise Tampa Bay Lightning and Arena Football League team Tampa Bay Storm.

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, the 53-acre scheme intends to revitalise the surrounding area and create an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of more than 9m sq ft of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education and retail use.

Other projects seeking to achieve the new standard are the Shanghai EXPO Urban Best Practices Area, a legacy project of the Shanghai 2010 EXPO; Gulf of Greenland, a 800-acre project in Ningbao, Zhejiang, China; Belief Regression by Zhongnan Group, an 18-acre healthy community project in Langfang, Hebei, China; and Kearny Point, a redevelopment project of a historical shipyard in New Jersey, US.

"We are excited to see such early enthusiasm for the WELL Community Standard,” said IWBI chair and CEO Rick Fedrizzi.

“The significant uptake speaks to the WELL Community Standard’s revolutionary capacity to enhance people’s health and quality of life on the widest scale to date.

“These projects are true pioneers who are demonstrating their desire to be at the cutting edge of what I call ‘the second wave of sustainability.”

The US-based IWBI is a public benefit corporation aiming to lead the movement to promote health and wellness in buildings and communities globally.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2017

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Spa Opportunities: - New WELL Community Standard launched for wellness community projects...
Friday 22 September 2017 | Daily spa news & jobs
Sign up for FREE ezine
Spa Jobs spa Industry News spa training spa oppportunities magazine spa opportunities blog spa-kit.net spa industry products Submit your news Advertise on Spa Opportunities Contact us at Leisure Media Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Jobs Search





joblink

  Latest operator jobs
To advertise call
+44 (0)1462 431385


traininglink

  Training and education
To advertise call
+44 (0)1462 431385


diarydates

  Powered by leisurediary.com
21-22 Sep 2017
Spafest
Fistral Beach, Newquay, United Kingdom

spa-kit
suppliers news


Beata Aleksandrowicz to partner with Huvafen Fushi

Luxury resort Huvafen Fushi has announced a new partnership with Pure Massage Treatment Method creator Beata Aleksandrowicz.

beauty-kit


ORLY collaborates with MuslimGirl for new halal collection
Nail care company ORLY has partnered with MuslimGirl.com to create an exclusive collection of halal-certified nail polishes.


 
latest spa jobs
1 to 16 of 16 Jobs
Therapist/Sport Massage

FACEGYM

Salary: Competitive plus commission
Job location:
London, United Kingdom More>>
Spa Receptionists

The Old Course Hotel

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Job location:
St Andrews, United Kingdom More>>
Spa Operations Manager

The Old Course Hotel

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Job location:
St Andrews, United Kingdom More>>
Spa Therapists

The Old Course Hotel

Salary: OTE - £24,000
Job location:
St Andrews, United Kingdom More>>
International Training Manager

ESPA International (UK) Ltd

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Nationwide, United Kingdom More>>
Regional Business Manager (Spa and Salon)

ESPA International (UK) Ltd

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Nationwide, United Kingdom More>>
Spa Therapies Supervisor

Bedruthan - The Scarlet

Salary: Competitive and perks
Job location:
Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, United Kingdom More>>
Spa Therapist

Bannatyne Health Club and Spa

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom More>>
Spa Therapist

St Michaels Hotel and Spa

Salary: £8/hour
Job location:
Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom More>>
Senior media sales executive

Leisure Media

Salary: £competitive salary + uncapped commission
Job location:
Hitchin, United Kingdom More>>
Wellness Practitioner

ESPA International (UK) Ltd

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
South East, United Kingdom More>>
Beauty Therapists (Full and Part Time)

Center Parcs: Aqua Sana

Salary: Up to £18,600 pa + benefits
Job location:
Elveden Forest, Thetford, United Kingdom More>>
Beauty Therapists (Full and Part Time)

Center Parcs: Aqua Sana

Salary: Up to £18,600 pa + benefits
Job location:
Longleat, Wiltshire, United Kingdom More>>
Beauty Therapists (Full and Part Time)

Center Parcs: Aqua Sana

Salary: Up to £18,600 pa + benefits
Job location:
Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom More>>
Spa Therapist

Celtic Manor Resort

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Newport, United Kingdom More>>
Beauty Therapists

Center Parcs Ltd

Salary: Up to £18,600 pa + benefits
Job location:
Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, United Kingdom More>>

Jobs page: 1


 
latest spa news

11 Sep 2017

New WELL Community Standard launched for wellness community projects

BY Tom Walker

The Water Street in Tampa – one of the projects to have registered its interest in achieving the new WELL standard

The International Well Building Institute (IWBI) has officially launched the WELL Community Standard – designed to help set up a new global benchmark for healthy communities.


A rating system centered on human health and wellness, the new standard takes into consideration evidence-based research and has been developed through consultation with physicians, scientists and public health professionals, as well as architects, city planners and engineers.

The programme builds on the principles of the WELL Building Standard, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment which impact the human experience.

The new standard aims to set a new precedent for planning, building and development by providing a “thorough understanding” of how communities can employ actionable strategies and interventions to support the health and wellbeing of residents across all aspects of community life.

The WELL Community Standard will focus on 10 core concepts of performance that impact human health and wellness – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, temperature, sound, materials, mind and community.

Launched on 5 September, a total of five projects have already registered their interest in achieving the new standard.

One of these is the US$3bn (€2.5bn, £2.3bn) Water Street Tampa project in Tampa, US, led by developer Strategic Property Partners (SPP).

SPP is a joint venture between Cascade Investment – Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ investment fund – and entrepreneur Jeff Vinik, owner of the National Hockey League franchise Tampa Bay Lightning and Arena Football League team Tampa Bay Storm.

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, the 53-acre scheme intends to revitalise the surrounding area and create an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of more than 9m sq ft of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education and retail use.

Other projects seeking to achieve the new standard are the Shanghai EXPO Urban Best Practices Area, a legacy project of the Shanghai 2010 EXPO; Gulf of Greenland, a 800-acre project in Ningbao, Zhejiang, China; Belief Regression by Zhongnan Group, an 18-acre healthy community project in Langfang, Hebei, China; and Kearny Point, a redevelopment project of a historical shipyard in New Jersey, US.

"We are excited to see such early enthusiasm for the WELL Community Standard,” said IWBI chair and CEO Rick Fedrizzi.

“The significant uptake speaks to the WELL Community Standard’s revolutionary capacity to enhance people’s health and quality of life on the widest scale to date.

“These projects are true pioneers who are demonstrating their desire to be at the cutting edge of what I call ‘the second wave of sustainability.”

The US-based IWBI is a public benefit corporation aiming to lead the movement to promote health and wellness in buildings and communities globally.



Connect with
Spa Opportunities
Magazine:
View latest issue
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

L’Occitane debuts first cruise ship spa
Four Seasons hotel to open in Chinese port city
Diana Mestre creating nature-inspired Seed Spa for upcoming 1 Hotel Los Cabos
Fusion opens 11,000sq m wellness spa at its sixth Vietnamese resort
Adria Lake creates ‘21st century spa’ for Radisson Blu’s first Bali location
Spa relief fund helps businesses affected by recent hurricanes
 
Catalogue gallery



Featured supplier




Invest in your employees – and your company – with FH Joanneum’s MBA in spa management

The FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences offers a unique MBA programme in International Hospitality and Spa Management, and for the first time, is offering substantial financial grants for students who begin the course this year.


Company profile



Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer courses. Flexible learning with full and part time courses available at venues across the UK.?
View full profile>>

spa directory

Skincare

Architects/designers

Skincare

Computer solutions

Skincare

Design and installation

Spa and beauty equipment

Skincare



Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd