Central Park has today announced that the premium-grade building has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating, awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing buildings, focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future.
Central Park General Manager, Tim Ward said the accreditation is testament to Central Park’s commitment to making the building a safe and healthier place for visitors, tenants and the wider community.
“Being awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating reaffirms our commitment to the safety of our tenants and their staff at Central Park. We know that the past twelve months have brought a looming uncertainty within workplaces, and we’re dedicated to supporting our tenants in a safe transition back to office in this new norm by continuing to improve safety and health measures to ensure their comfort.”
Designed to empower operators to take the necessary steps in order to prioritise the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders; the WELL Health-Safety Rating helps users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community.
To achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, Central Park was assessed on its existing operational and maintenance procedures. Central Park was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating following the successful completion of a third-party documentation review by GBCI to confirm the building has met the feature specific intents and requirements.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating accreditation follows Central Park’s recent achievement in securing a 5 star NABERS Energy Base Building and 4 star NABERS Water rating. The NABERS accreditations support Central Park’s commitment to minimising the building’s impact on the wider environment.
A national initiative managed by the New South Wales Government’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on behalf of the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments; the NABERS Rating is awarded based on operational and quantitative data collected from rated sites. Higher star ratings indicate better performance and environmental outcomes.