Cushman & Wakefield‘s Portfolio Services Center Americas at 575 Maryville Centre Drive in St. Louis has been awarded WELL Certification at the Silver level by the International WELL Building Institute™.
The distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), a premier building standard focusing on enhancing people’s health and wellness through the buildings where we live, work and play.
Created through seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the WELL Building Standard™ is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research.
Cushman & Wakefield’s PSC Americas office earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance — Air, Water, Light, Nourishment, Fitness, Comfort and Mind — and achieved a Silver level rating. The PSC Americas office is the third Cushman & Wakefield office to achieve WELL Certification at the Silver level behind Atlanta and Chicago. This distinction is the first of its kind awarded in Missouri. There are less than 200 WELL Certified locations in the world.
Project features that helped Cushman & Wakefield’s Portfolio Services Center achieve its WELL Certified™ Silver rating include:
• Sit-stand workstations, ergonomic seating and workstations, and a comprehensive corporate fitness and wellness program to support employee health.
• High air and water quality, thermal comfort and lighting quality and levels within the space.
• Food sold or supplied that met standards that minimize sugar, artificial ingredients and processed foods.
• Natural patterns, materials and colors used.
Cushman & Wakefield is expected to exceed 1,800 employees in St. Louis by the end of 2019. The PSC Americas has operated out of 575 Maryville Centre Drive since 2017 and was designed to meet WELL Certification standards from the start – its flexible “free-address” environment allows employees to work in spaces that best meet their daily requirements.