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Joins More Than 110 Members to Collaborate and Advance Health & Wellness in Buildings


ATLANTA (November 19, 2019) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced its participation in the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) membership program. IWBI, which aims to improve health and wellness through better buildings and stronger organizations, delivers the WELL Building Standard, a certification program that assesses building performance in key concept areas impacting health, such as air and water quality, nutrition, materials, and sound, among others.

As a keystone member, ACC will join over 110 other IWBI member organizations working to support and spur advancements in health and wellness in the built environment. Illustrating the impacts that these organizations can make together, ACC and IWBI also co-sponsored the Global Health & Wellness Summit, held today at the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2019 Greenbuild conference in Atlanta. The summit addressed a range of topics related to health and wellness in the built environment, including the role of the USGBC’s LEED v4.1 green building certification and the WELL Building Standard.

A summit luncheon, titled “Partnership is the New Leadership,” included ACC President & CEO Chris Jahn, along with USGBC President & CEO Mahesh Ramanujam and Dr. Nancy Post, an organizational behavior advisor, who discussed steps and strategies organizations can undertake to enhance collaboration to meet shared sustainability goals. The luncheon panel, moderated by IWBI President Rachel Gutter, focused on what it takes to align diverse interests in common pursuit of better buildings and increased health and wellness of building occupants.

“We are pleased to join the International WELL Building Institute as we work together to promote policies and programs that help advance health and wellness in the built environment,” Jahn said. “For ACC members, product safety and sustainability are a core value, and we are working to make innovative products and materials that help advance these principles in the building sector. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with IWBI.”

“The American Chemistry Council provides significant leadership to the global community, building on its Responsible Care program and continuing through its engagement with organizations like ours,” said IWBI CEO and Chairman Rick Fedrizzi. “We are excited to have ACC’s energy and leadership be a part of this shared journey to improve our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive.” 


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