Spinnaker Group Joins IWBI as
West Palm Beach, FL (November 3, 2019) -- The Spinnaker
Group announced today its involvement in the International
WELL Building Institute (IWBI) membership program as a
Keystone Member. The Spinnaker Group joins like-minded
companies from across the globe that are committed to
enhancing buildings and communities to help people thrive.
The membership program at IWBI convenes, celebrates and
fosters collaboration with companies and organizations that
are leading the movement to advance human health in
buildings and communities around the world. This dynamic
framework allows Spinnaker to tap into IWBI’s expansive
resources and knowledge, and demonstrates the company’s
alignment with IWBI’s mission.
"Since the first WELL projects, we have continued to build the momentum toward a global transformation that puts people at the focus of a healthier future," said IWBI Chair and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. "The IWBI membership community is passionate and united around their efforts to elevate wellness in their everyday work, and we are excited to have each of them on this journey."
"Countless global studies have established the undeniable link between an individual’s environment and their health," said Jonathan Burgess, President of The Spinnaker Group and WELL Faculty. "It is essential that we consider how, in the early stages of design, we can incorporate initiatives that create spaces that positively impact occupants, as well as provide a healthy and sustainable impact on the built environment."
Since 2015, The Spinnaker Group has been instrumental in the early adoption of the WELL Building Standard across the State of Florida and US Caribbean islands. The company currently has seven registered projects pursuing WELL, embracing both residential and non-residential uses, including a 60-acre master plan for a WELL resort facility in Barbados. In addition, Burgess travels the country educating practitioners about current best practices related to WELL Certification. For his efforts with WELL education and project delivery, Burgess was awarded the first annual Leadership Recognition Award from IWBI in 2018.
Founded in 2003, the award-winning Spinnaker Group helps facilitate the delivery of the highest quality, sustainable building projects. Using an integrated team approach with a diverse range of clients, the firm has nearly 150 LEED Certified projects under its belt and more than 600 million sf of commissioned building space worldwide. In addition to tapping USGBC's LEED, IWBI's WELL, and other rating systems as anchors of its sustainable consulting services, Spinnaker's diverse team of design and construction professionals offer project management, energy modeling, fundamental and enhanced building commissioning, neighborhood planning, operations and maintenance consulting, indoor air quality testing, and life cycle analyses for all types of building projects.
The International WELL Building
Institute (IWBI) is leading the global
movement to transform our buildings
and communities in ways that help
people thrive. WELL is focused
exclusively on the ways that buildings
and communities, and everything in
them, can improve our comfort, drive
better choices, and generally enhance,
not compromise, our health and
wellness. IWBI convenes and mobilizes
the wellness community through
management of the WELL AP credential,
the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere. The WELL v2 pilot is the recently launched version of its popular WELL Building Standard, which will continue to be offered to the market, along with the WELL Community Standard pilot, a district scale rating system that sets a new global benchmark for healthy communities. For more information about IWBI and WELL, visit https://www.wellcertified.com/.