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Supporting Occupant Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Mar 23, 2023 | Public | 0 comments

The artistically designed internal staircase, which utilizes natural light and vibrant colors, encourages New York City employees to get their steps in.

Improve productivity with natural light, inspiring artwork, healthy food choices and other design options.

Ernst & Young LLP has long understood and demonstrated the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Workplaces need to feel safe and boost productivity and morale, as well as physical and emotional wellbeing.

As a founding participant in IWBI’s WELL Enterprise Provider (WELL EP) designation, the global consulting and tax service company is committed to integrating wellbeing strategies consistent with the WELL Building Standard into their own workplaces as well as their clients.

Ernst & Young brings this to life through inspiring and intentional designs in the workplace, along with supportive policies, that put people at the center. The company recently achieved WELL Certification Gold for three U.S. offices in Los Angeles; Hoboken, New Jersey; and the U.S. headquarters in Manhattan, with additional WELL Certifications expected this year.

Return to nature

Studies have shown that access to nature improves productivity, and live plants and natural materials are plentiful in the Ernst & Young offices. These dividers in New York City also provide sound reducing surfaces, contributing to noise reduction in the office

Eat well, be well

Access to healthy nutrition within the workplace helps employees make better decisions at mealtimes. Cafes and pantries, such as this one in Hoboken, feature food and beverage choices that nourish and energize the body, as well as views to calm and inspire the mind.

Sit or stand

Standing Desk
Active workstations, like these sit-to-stand desks in Hoboken, help employees meet many of their health-oriented goals.

Inspirational art

Standing Desk
Engaging physical environments can positively affect the mind from calming natural elements to inspiring art installations, like this one in Los Angeles.

By FacilitiesNet Staff

The post "Supporting Occupant Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace" appeared first on Building Operating & Management


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