Sterling Bay’s 545wyn, a new 10-story Class A office and retail development located in Wynwood, is now recognized by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as having achieved the WELL Health-Safety rating,
This achievement marks 545wyn as one of the first new office developments in Miami to secure the WELL Health-Safety Rating.
“A healthy workplace is no longer an amenity, but a requirement in the modern-day office market,” said Chang Lee, chief investment officer at Sterling Bay. “Tenants want to know that their workplace prioritizes their wellness, and by achieving the WELL Health-Safety Rating at 545wyn, we are providing a third-party confirmation that this facility takes every precaution possible to prioritize the health and safety of all tenants, staff and visitors to the site – it’s an added layer of confidence.”
To achieve this rating, 545wyn said it had successfully completed a review of the following facility performance areas: Cleaning & Sanitization, Emergency Preparedness, Health Service Resources, Air & Water Quality Management and Innovation.
Other commercial properties in Miami that have achieved WELL Health-Safety Rating include BB&T Center, Loews Hotels and Marlins Park.
545wyn said it also features various design elements that are conducive to a post-pandemic world, including:
-Touch-Free Entry Tehcnology including ‘Destination Dispatch’ elevators that allow tenants to scan their cellular device for elevator service and customize freight car capacity based on distancing requirements.
– Indoor Air Quality Systems that circulate 50% more outdoor fresh air than the typical commercial office building.
-Real-Time Indoor Air Quality Monitors placed throughout the building’s common areas to provide tenants with visbiliity into the facility’s current air quality measurements.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating was created by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The WELL Health-Safety Rating provides a centralized source and governing body to validate efforts made by owners and operators. It leverages insights drawn from the IWBI Task Force on COVID-19, in addition to guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global disease control and prevention centers and emergency management agencies, as well as recognized standard-making associations such as ASTM International and ASHRAE.