We’re proud to announce that all buildings in 3 Crossings (2501 Smallman, 2555 Smallman, Riverfront West, Burns White Centre, and The Stacks) have achieved the WELL Health Safety rating, being the first multi-building/multi-tenant campus in the Pittsburgh region to achieve the rating. This process and rating is a direct effort to reassure tenants and visitors that the buildings they are returning to are safe and healthy, with attention paid to all aspects of occupant health.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement, and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future. Encompassing guidance and insights from the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ASTM International, ASHRAE, and other global disease control and emergency management agencies, the WELL Health-Safety rating gives peace of mind to all building occupants that the health and wellbeing of occupants have been addressed by building management.
“The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the need for more strict protocols around building health and safety mechanisms. Even though each building in our 3 Crossings campus has achieved LEED® Silver, LEED Gold, or Energy Star certifications, we believe that continuing to focus on occupant wellbeing is the best way to keep our tenants, employees, and visitors healthy as well as improving our tenant’s retention, recruitment, and productivity goals. The WELL Health-Safety rating gave us the right framework to achieve these goals,” said Steve Guy, President, and CEO, Oxford Development Company.
Working with Advantus Engineers, ownership and management’s high level of scrutiny in creating safe workplaces has led to best-in-class HVAC systems with filtration at or above MERV 13 as well as increased outdoor air circulation, building, and tenant communication, enhanced circulation standards, and building maintenance and cleaning products have been updated to ensure the health and wellbeing of cleaning staff and building occupants and guests.
“The WELL Health-Safety Rating provides a research-based framework to assist building owners in their review and refinement of existing efforts. Advantus was proud to work with Oxford on their rating for the 3 Crossings office buildings, yet another example of Oxford’s long-term commitment to health and sustainability,” said Angelica Ciranni, Director of Sustainability at Advantus Engineers.