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Built WELL

Taking a lead from LEED certification, a new standard aims to promote healthy construction of homes, offices, and other structures.

 

CBRE, a global real estate services provider, didn’t set out to develop the world’s first certifiably healthy office building. “This wasn’t our initial focus,” says Lew Horne, president of the firm’s Greater Los Angeles-Orange County division. “But the more we learned about designing for wellness, the more we got into it.” In late 2013, CBRE moved into a rehabbed corporate headquarters facility in downtown Los Angeles that boasts enough health-promoting features—purified air...


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