CHICAGO – November 1, 2023 – Vitality Group, a global health and wellbeing company committed to making people healthier, has been awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level for its new office space in the West Loop Gate area by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
Created through seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research.
Vitality earned the distinction based on ten categories of building performance — Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community.
“The WELL building standard is a roadmap for creating and certifying spaces that advance human health and wellbeing. said Uma Patwardhan, Senior Project Manager – Sustainability, JLL. “The success in attaining a demanding third-party certification like WELL always relies on the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, coupled with the client’s unwavering commitment and support. JLL is proud to have collaborated with such a forward-thinking client (Vitality) on this effort in achieving Gold level certification.”
Vitality’s return to office strategy centered around creating a space where people want to be. The space was designed to reflect the comforts of home along with the energy of a modern workplace. It provides a desirable destination for both collaboration and focus work. The location was chosen for its engaging neighborhood with a high walkability score, public transportation, and views of the Chicago River.
“A great deal of thought and planning went into the location and design of our new offices,” said Maia Surmava, CEO, Vitality U.S. “We are proud to have created a space that walks the talk in support of our mission to make people – including our own employees – healthier by incorporating WELL principles such as natural light, good air quality, and availability of healthy food.”
Guided by a core purpose of making people healthier, Vitality is the leader in improving health to unlock outcomes that matter. By blending industry-leading smart tech, data, incentives, and behavioral science, we inspire healthy changes in individuals and organizations. As one of the largest health and wellbeing companies in the world, Vitality brings a dynamic and diverse perspective through successful partnerships with the most forward-thinking insurers and employers. More than 30 million people in 40 markets globally engage in the Vitality program. For more information, visit vitalitygroup.com and follow us on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.
For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.9 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 103,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.