PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Carrier Global Corporation intend to join forces to advance industry engagement globally through education about and encouragement of the adoption of healthy building practices.
"Carrier has been a force in the healthy building movement from the beginning, just as they were with the green building movement,” said Rachel Hodgdon, president and CEO, IWBI. “The company has long been a leader in the assessment and optimization of buildings, including improved indoor air quality and the fundamental elements of safety and security, and we're pleased to see their continued leadership in this critical space. We're excited to have such a tremendous global powerhouse working alongside us toward the same goal: getting us back indoors, in the places we love, with confidence."
"Carrier is excited to collaborate with IWBI to provide safer indoor environments, which is critical during the pandemic and will remain an imperative for generations to come," said Carrier President and CEO Dave Gitlin. "In addition to our offerings, customers can turn to us knowing that they're working with a company that's walking the talk. We are working toward achieving the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Carrier facilities and to implementing broad WELL Accredited Professional status across our company. Together, with our experiences and our offerings, we're committed to making healthy buildings more prevalent around the world, and to giving customers visibility and confidence in the safety of their indoor environments."
The WELL Health-Safety Rating and WELL AP collaboration is expected to include:
- New healthy building solutions designed to help people feel more confident indoors
- Policy work to advance initiatives that will help restore confidence in workspaces, get economies back on track, and improve accessibility to healthier and safer residences for everyone
This work will be supported by Carrier experts who are expected to serve on two IWBI / WELL advisory boards. Chris Kmetz, senior vice president, Engineering, is expected to serve on IWBI's Health Equity Advisory. Chris Kafura, senior director, Residential & Light Commercial HVAC Engineering, is expected to serve on the WELL Homes Advisory.