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Miami's City Buildings and Parks Earn WELL Rating

Facility operations and management rating recognizes commitment to promoting safer and healthier environment for employees and visitors.

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor Green

Miami has become the first U.S. city to earn the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management across a portfolio of 10 municipal buildings and public parks, including City Hall. The WELL Health-Safety Rating recognizes Miami’s commitment to promoting a safer and healthier environment for its employees and all those who visit. 

The rating is an evidence-based, third party-verified rating for all new and existing building and space types. From Yankee Stadium and the Empire State Building to JPMorgan Chase & Co. global retail locations to the entire portfolios of companies like T-Mobile and Planet Fitness, facilities are prioritizing the health and safety of their staff, visitors, and stakeholders with the help of the WELL Health-Safety Rating. 

For Miami to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, IWBI, through third-party experts, has verified that the policies and protocols for all the buildings met the rating’s requirements for supporting the long-term health and safety needs of all those inside. These include holistic aspects of health from improved air flow, hygienic hand washing practices, reduction in hand contact of high-touch surfaces, effective cleaning protocols, robust emergency preparedness and response. 

Miami achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating across 10 public buildings and public parks, spanning nearly 800,000 square feet and including City Hall, Miami Riverside Center and Dinner Key Marina. The WELL third-party review process ensures integrity and consistency, and results in a WELL Health-Safety seal, communicating leadership and a commitment to the health and well-being of the people who frequent these spaces. 

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