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IWBI launches global concept advisories, taps Shaw’s Virgo

New York, N.Y.—The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formed a network of global concept advisories to explore, better understand and, ultimately, more accurately quantify the impact of specific health intents captured in the 10 WELL concepts—Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Materials, Sound, Mind and Community.

Of the selected advisors is Shaw Industries’ Troy Virgo, director of product stewardship and sustainability, who will serve on the Materials concept advisory.

“This is a giant step forward for IWBI, broadening and deepening our understanding of how our buildings affect people across these concepts, which the evidence tells us have significant impact on how we feel, how healthy we are and how we can thrive,” said Rick Fedrizzi, IWBI chairman and CEO.

The Materials concept in WELL aims to reduce human exposure to hazardous building material ingredients through the restriction or elimination of compounds or products known to be toxic and the promotion of safer replacements.

WELL concept advisors will number more than 100 individuals, span 20 countries and represent WELL advocates from not just global market centers like New York, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Addis Ababa and Sydney, but a number of smaller municipalities in between.

For more information, visit: wellcertified.com/en/articles/iwbi-launches-global-network-concept-advisories.