The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an “evidence-based,” third-party verified rating mechanism for all new and existing building and facility types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, occupant engagement, and emergency plans.
The founder, Paul Scialla, is a former Goldman Sachs partner and founder of Delos, a New York City-based startup. Scialla is selling a “Well” building certification that real estate developers, employers, and hotel and resort operators can display in their lobbies and use in their marketing materials.
More than 1.5 billion square feet of space are enrolled in WELL Health-Safety Rating offerings. To date, Yankee Stadium, the Empire State Building, JPMorgan Chase, RocketMortgage Field House, Amalie Arena, Spectrum Center, Simon Property Group, BB&T Center, Aimbridge Hospitality, and AT&T Stadium, among others, have achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating.
A “Wellness Seal” can cost anywhere from $2,500 to upwards of $100,000, depending on a business’s footprint. As an example, Scialla charges $13,000 to evaluate a new 100,000-square-foot property. In a recent study, a third of building owners said that going green added more than 10% to their properties’ value. Here is his star-studded sales pitch:
Yes, you can get involved! Become a certified consultant. Take advantage of this limited-time WELL AP study toolkit sale ($299), which includes: 8+ hours of free exam prep training, access to core WELL AP exam resources, and links to free and premium study materials.
- Air quality – Improved airflow and ventilation are key to fighting airborne illnesses; like the cold, the seasonal flu, and COVID-19.
- Hand hygiene – Proper hand hygiene can help reduce the incidence of disease.
- Surface spread – Research suggests that the COVID-19 virus can remain airborne for up to three hours and on some surfaces for up to 72 hours.
- Cleaner cleaners – Low-hazard cleaning products and practices can reduce impacts on our health and well-being.
- Prevention & preparedness – Robust emergency preparedness and response can help to slow the spread of infectious diseases and save lives.
Three of the five issues that this scheme is trying to solve seems to fly in the face of recent reports. The risk of getting a COVID-19 infection from contaminated surfaces is extremely low, according to updated guidance published recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The principal mode by which people are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus is through exposure to respiratory droplets, the CDC said. While not impossible, the agency said the risk of infection through fomites is “generally less than 1 in 10,000.”
Referring back to the video sales pitch. The video features an ex-Surgeon General of the United States, Richard Carmona (suggesting government-sanctioned and approval). The stars are from the familiar set of New World Order globalists that have been in other projects promoting the idea of “wokeness” and “goodness.” Their documentation suggests links to various organizations such as the WHO.
One can suppose that the ideas behind this movement are trying to promote “good” health standards. Others might suggest that it is just another group with another scheme to promote a new global moral standard. It is an effort to monetize COVID19 and being a “good woke” Globalist.
How might this all tie into the New Green Deal? How much funding was in Biden’s American Rescue Plan bill passed, and the upcoming Infrastructure bill allocating for retrofitting schools and businesses ‘ ventilation systems and health standards? Spoiler alert considerable amounts. And will the Well Health Safety Seal effectively become what business owners will need to pay for like “protection money” in order to be government compliant and stay open?
After seeing all the Hollywood glamor and a glitzy website – at the very bottom see this disclaimer:
Although the information contained in this document is believed to be reliable and accurate, all materials set forth herein are provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied; and none of the parties involved in the creation of this document assume any liability or responsibility to the user or any third parties for the use of or reliance on any information contained herein.
So it is buyer beware. Is this a solution in search of a problem?