As building owners, operators, and developers adapt to a hybrid work model, creating a welcoming office space is more important than ever. In an article for Propmodo’s Perspectives series, ESD now Stantec Senior Acoustics Project Manager Scott Hamilton shares his views on the evolution of the open office and why acoustics play such a critical role to the health, comfort, and productivity of returning workers. (Learn more about open office design.)
The news is out that 151 North Franklin in Chicago, developed by The John Buck Company, became the first high-rise building in the United States to earn the WELL v1 Core & Shell Gold certification.
But how did it happen?
Tim Zelazny – who led the certification process as part of ESD’s Energy+Eco group – explained the requirements that needed to be met and more in “Doing Well at 500 Feet” for the Illinois Real Estate Journal. He talked about the seven WELL core concepts that needed to be achieved and noted a handful of challenges that were overcome to make history as the inaugural WELL v1 Core & Shell Gold high-rise.