Know what you want? Try our 'Supplier Directory' 

Residential property awarded IMMUNE certification

In what is described as a world first, a residential property has been certified with the IMMUNE Building Standard in London.

One Palace Placein London, a luxury residential building managed by Navana Property Group, was awarded the IMMUNE - Strong labelby the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI), marking the first residential property to receive this distinction.

An initiative by Genesis Property, a leading member of the European Property Federation and a renowned Class A office developer, the award was in recognition of Navana Property Group implementing the recommended measures of the IMMUNE standard across the built environment at One Palace Place to create a healthier living environment for residents.

Located in the prestigious borough of Westminster, One Palace Place incorporates 35 private apartments with a 24/7 concierge for residents, alongside a 312-seat theatre, a 120-seat studio, as well as a restaurant and bar open to the wider public. The achievement of the IMMUNE certification reflects how Navana Property Group successfully implemented a large majority of the 135 measures included in the IMMUNE Assessment Scoring Index.

They include:

? aligning its policies to the IMMUNE standards at a corporate level, especially in areas such as business continuity, recovery, and wellbeing

providing additional training to its onsite team and the dedicated IMMUNE Steward

increasing the cleaning frequency of high touch and footfall areas such as access and exit routes, the entrance, lifts, stairwells, doors and handles with supporting signage

enhancing sanitation regimes within the building both for its staff, residents, visitors, and contractors to keep them protected

providing PPE equipment

? installing 8 automatic hand sanitisers in the main entrance and lift lobbies on each floor of the building.

Build Green, an independent authorised building assessor and a contributor to the development of theIMMUNE Building Standard, performs the evaluation and recommends a property to become IMMUNE - certified with one of the three labels: Strong (3 stars), Powerful (4 stars) or Resilient (5 stars).

The IMMUNE Building Standard was developed in 2020 to combat effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to design healthy indoor spaces, including offices, industrial buildings, and starting this year, residential buildings. By covering residential buildings, the standard marks a new major expansion milestone, boosting its contribution to the resilience of a wide range of built environments against the health threats of today and beyond.

The IMMUNE Building Standard is based on practical investment in a Healthy by Design System (HbDS), which incorporates a network of specialised sensors that measure the indoor environment parameters such as air, humidity, temperature, or CO2 levels. Data on the building’s performance is collected in real time, empowering the building operator to verify and adjust the condition of the building to a healthy performance level to provide occupants with the space and confidence for a healthy living experience. Every IMMUNE certified building incorporates advanced technologies, specialised equipment, and dedicated personnel, an IMMUNE Steward, to manage the building’s operations and health parameters, as recommended in the standard.

“This is another major step in our journey that started in April 2020, shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we researched and developed the IMMUNE Building Standard as a blueprint for healthy buildings of the future. We've come a long way since and we have leveraged relevant expertise in creating healthier built environments where people spend most of their time indoors be it at home or at work. Our track record with this innovative standard and Navana’s visionary approach led to the first IMMUNE™ certified residential building in the world, paving the way for our post-pandemic homes”, said Liviu Tudor, Founder of Genesis Property and President of the European Property Federation.

“Last year people probably spent more time at home than ever before, but while we’ve seen changes in the way offices, transport hubs and shops are managed to keep people safe, there’s been little discussion about what should happen in a multi-residential setting. People want reassurance, particularly as we learn to live with COVID-19 and prepare for possible future outbreaks. This is not about creating sterile spaces, but about making sensible design and management changes. IMMUNE certification shows our commitment as a professional property and asset manager to do everything we can to keep our customers healthy and well”, said Mark Fitzgerald, managing director of Navana Property Group.

23 November 2021

Comments

Already Registered?
Login
Not Yet Registered?
Register

HVR Awards 2022: The winners revealed

The winners of the HVR Awards 2022 were announced last night at a gala event held at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London.

Organised by Datateam Business Media, publisher of leading industry publication Heating & Ventilating Review, the HVR Awards have been championing innovation, excellence and achievement across the heating and ventilating industry for over a decade. 

  30-Sep-2022

Rinnai adds solar products to create leading edge continuous flow hybrid systems

Rinnai moves into the next phase of H3 product development with the addition of Solar ProductsNow available from Rinnai is the Naked Energy award-winning range of VirtuHOT evacuated tube and pv tech, each with specific benefits to suit any site or ...

  28-Sep-2022

If you need to open a Solenoid Valve manually, you need a SVOM!

If you need to open a Solenoid Valve manually, you need a SVOM!
  22-Oct-2021
Heating & Ventilating Review is the number one magazine in the HVAR industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to HVR

Diary

BESA CONFERENCE