WELL Health-Safety Rated
Kilroy is embracing WELL Certifications and Health-Safety Ratings, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health, safety, and happiness of our partners. Being WELL Health-Safety Rated, Westside Media Center has achieved recognition on the following six health-safety themes:
- Cleaning and Sanitization Procedures
- Emergency Preparedness Programs
- Health Service Resources
- Air & Water Quality Management
- Stakeholder Engagement & Communication
We’re proud to recognize these features that promote best practices in design and construction to achieve optimal health and wellness.
We are excited to announce that Westside Media Center has achieved Fitwel certification, administered by the Center for Active Design. The Fitwel certification system, which rates the extent to which an existing building promotes positive health outcomes for occupants, was created as a joint initiative led by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA) in addition to experts in public health and design over a five-year process completed in 2015. The features that helped Westside Media Center achieve Fitwel certification at the 2 star level include: the Sun Terrace, high Walk Score™, green cleaning programs, availability of healthy food options, comprehensive emergency preparedness programs and access to water.
Our goal is to divert 95% of our landfill waste to recycling and/or compost by the end of 2021. A higher diversion rate is great for the environment and it lowers our refuse bill – a savings that’s ultimately passed back to you. Westside Media Center is currently at an 80% diversion rate, so we’ll need everyone’s participation to boost that up to 95%!
Kilroy Realty has always used the most advanced green cleaning products and practices in all of our buildings. We are constantly searching for the latest information on green cleaning and update our cleaning services whenever we see an opportunity to further minimize the environmental impact of our custodial practices. Westside Media Center has an excellent Green Cleaning program.
Indoor Air Quality
Optimal indoor air quality is vital to good health and cognitive function. We at Kilroy Realty recognize this and as such, have a robust building health program that promotes and verifies great indoor air quality (IAQ). You can find our full IAQ policy here. You can also visit the EPA’s website to learn what you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your workspace or home.
Integrated Pest Management
Pest control is an important strategy for maintaining IAQ because both pests (for example, mice) and pesticides can cause health problems. The building strives to minimize pesticide use and utilize non-chemical options where feasible. To learn more about our Integrated Pest Management Policy please visit our Environmental Management System (46-47).
Kilroy Realty understands the significant role material selection plays in the operation of a sustainable building. Throughout a material’s lifecycle, extraction, processing, transportation, use & disposal, there are many negative health & environmental consequences. Environmentally responsible purchasing can significantly reduce that impact. For more information, please visit our Environmental Management System (page 58-61).