New Warsaw Tower Features Well System Certification
Construction has wrapped up on Warsaw Unit, a 45-story, 57,000-m2 office tower in Warsaw, Poland, that obtained pre-certification for the WELL v2 Core system, a multi-criteria building certification system that focuses on the comfort of people inside the building. In an October report, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) said developer Ghelamco was one of the first in Europe to begin working on certification in the WELL system. WELL is based on guidelines developed by the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies. The following 10 categories are considered in the certification process: air, water, nutrition, light, movement, thermal comfort, acoustics, materials, mind and community. To increase the comfort and safety of its users, WELL leverages modern technologies, such as a smartphone app that allows users to access their office and invite guests. Warsaw Unit, which, according to CTBUH, has a KONE elevator system, is already more than 50% occupied, Ghelamco says.