Metropolis is committed to the safety and wellness of our building communities including tenants, staff and visitors. This vital commitment is the cornerstone of our BeWell™ Promise. As a testament of our continued efforts to deliver best-in-class environments, Metropolis, together with our property management teams, partnered with Fitwel, UL and the US Green Building Council (USGBC), all of whom independently validated that the building’s operational strategies are optimized to enhance building occupant health and wellness.
To start with, NBC Tower received the Fitwel certification for health and wellness strategies that positively impact the building occupants’ health. Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health and was created in part by the CDC.
Metropolis also collaborated with UL as an early adopter of their new voluntary program for real estate owners who want to demonstrate their commitment to delivering healthy indoor environments through an extensive process of indoor air testing and assessment. NBC Tower proudly received the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air– another significant milestone in our BeWell™ Promise.
USGBC launched new LEED Safety First Credits in late 2020 as part of its Healthy Economy Strategy that addresses concerns related to the pandemic and building re-entry. NBC Tower was one of the first commercial office buildings to proactively pursue these new credits and add to the existing LEED Gold certification. We are proud to announce that we earned the Safety First Cleaning and Disinfecting credit that validates that the janitorial best practices align with public health and industry guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting.
Through our BeWell™ Promise, Metropolis will continue focusing on health, wellness and sustainability as we explore more ways to help with your successful re-entry to, and long-term occupancy of, the workplace. We look forward to welcoming your teams back in 2021.