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Evidence that the Healthy Building Movement in Asia is growing

Evidence that the Healthy Building Movement in Asia is growing

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In a 2018 survey conducted by Dodge, while only 9 per cent of construction teams in mainland China said that their building projects were Green, 30 per cent of respondents projected that at least 60 per cent of their projects would be Green by the year 2021. This level of growth over a short period is indicative of the surging demand for Green and healthy buildings across Asia.

Just two years after launching in Asia, the Center for Active Design (CfAD), an operator of Fitwel® and one of the world’s leading certification systems committed to promoting health through design, is seeing tremendous growth in the number of Fitwel certifications across the region.

With global capabilities in testing, assessment, certification and advisory services, UL offers customers in the ASEAN region access to local resources and a wealth of Green building expertise to streamline the certification process. Here’s a sneak peek into some of the recent Fitwel Certified buildings that we have facilitated across Asia.

M Moser Office – Hong Kong
M Moser, a workplace design company at the forefront of health and wellness in the workplace, took a fresh look at its company’s work and culture when designing their new office space in Hong Kong. The design prioritises its people and inspires the work they do. Earning the highest 3-Star Fitwel rating, in addition to RESET and WELL Certifications, this distinctive workplace demonstrates the company’s commitment to spaces that support health and wellness. Learn more about this project.

Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Bangkok
The Stock Exchange of Thailand became the first in Asia to achieve a 3-Star Fitwel Rating in addition to earning the Best in Building Health award. SET offers a restorative garden to promote healthy eating; fruits and vegetables are sold in a weekday farmer’s market. The building also monitors indoor air quality to ensure compliance with Fitwel and World Health Organization recommendations, which is a boon to occupants in a country that suffers from air pollution.

One East Shanghai
Brookfield Asset Management earned the 3-Star Fitwel rating for its One East property in central Shanghai, receiving 127 out of 144 points. The project, offering Grade A, mixed-use commercial spaces, demonstrates its commitment to the health and well-being of its tenants. Learn more about this project.

Lenovo Taipei
Lenovo DCG Taipei Design Center earned the 2-Star Fitwel Rating by leveraging a variety of strategic measures to improve the physical and mental health of workers. For example, to ensure that employees enjoy good indoor air quality (IAQ), strict requirements were put in place for renovation projects to comply with IAQ management plans during construction, to procure sustainable materials and furniture, and to conduct third-party monitoring of IAQ. Learn more about this project.

About the company
UL offers a range of solutions to support the healthy building movement worldwide. With its Verified Healthy Buildings certification, UL conducts regular testing to verify that indoor environmental quality supports occupant health and wellness. UL SPOT is a resource for architects, designers and other stakeholders to identify sustainable products for their building projects. To learn more about the company’s expertise, testing and other services, visit www.UL.com or email lina.ku@ul.com.

 

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