Los Angeles-based private real estate operating company Coretrust Capital Partners said it has been recently installing multiple state-of-the-art health and wellness technologies at its buildings.
The firm said it has signed 200,000 square feet of new and renewed tenant leases in the past nine months at its properties due to these improvements.
“It is rewarding to see tenants leasing or renewing leases at rates that are above those available elsewhere because they see the value of the safe, healthy and stress-free workplaces we have created,” said Thomas Ricci, managing principal and a founder of Coretrust.
“This is a flight to scientifically verified healthy office environments, a trend that is going to accelerate as companies recognize employees will be demanding safe workplaces in order to go back to the office,” Ricci said. “From its very beginning, Coretrust has sought the most superior building technologies for our properties to best serve the health and wellbeing of our tenants and visitors. The pandemic galvanized us to accelerate our efforts that were already underway to make our buildings best in class in health and wellness.”
Coretrust said its initiatives have been independently audited and validated by third-party global safety science organizations including UL and ISSA. resulting in its properties receiving the first-ever global UL Tier-2 Healthy Building Marks for Indoor Air Quality and Water Quality and one of the first large scale commercial office portfolios to receive ISSA’s Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star Certification and Well Building Institute’s Health and Safety Certification. In addition, all the Coretrust office properties have earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and Energy Star Certification from the US Department of Energy.
Technologies and operating procedures at all Coretrust buildings achieve virtually medical-grade indoor air quality. A powerful in-air-duct Ultraviolet C Germicidal Irradiation air purification system, Biowall MAX from Sanuvox Technologies, delivers maximum air quality, reducing pathogens by 99.9%. Along with the addition of MERV-13, 14 and15 air filters, the HVAC system is virtually eliminated as a source of virus transmission. Coretrust pumps maximum levels of outside air ventilation into its buildings and has increased operating hours and numbers of fresh air purges. Further, equipment rooms are deep cleaned and air handling unit coils disinfected on a regular basis, the company said.
Coretrust is also working with three major elevator companies, Otis, Fujitec and Mitsubishi, for a complete modernization of all elevators at its buildings. All elevators now have touchless destination dispatch systems, allowing tenants to use personalized access cards to call cars to their respective floors without touching buttons. To completely alleviate elevator fears, Coretrust maintains continuous air purification in the cabs through bi-polar ionization generators that sit atop or within the elevators.
Also, among the smart technologies at Coretrust buildings are ADIBOT UV-C Robots placed in high occupancy and/or sensitive areas at night to disinfect air and surfaces against COVID-19 and other harmful airborne pathogens. The ADIBOT UV-C robots, just introduced in early 2021, are the first to be deployed at any office building in the U.S.