Arup's Boston office is the first project in New England to receive WELL Certified Gold.

Testing their Wellness

Arup engaged Officeworks to partner in designing a new space that would foster an environment where their employees could thrive, focusing on their workplace wellness.

As a result, the Arup Boston office serves as a living laboratory to test its own wellbeing approaches to help quantify the impact of health and wellbeing strategies. The assessment includes a WELL-focused pre- and post-occupancy survey developed with in-house environmental psychologists, as well as a custom-designed indoor environmental quality sensor kit built by Arup programmers to stream real-time data.

Arup’s Boston office is the first project to receive WELL Certification at any level in New England and the 14th project to achieve WELL Certified Gold globally.

    Fun Facts:

  • 9 total manufacturers sourced.
  • The project received WELL, Fitwel, and LEEDv4 certifications.

    Officeworks' Credit Contributions:

  • Emissions Criteria ( pts awarded):Achieved 90% emissions criteria compliance by cost
  • Material Transparency ( pts awarded):Achieved at least 50% of interior finishes and finish materials, furnishings (including workstations) and built in furniture have some combination of Declare Label, Health Product Declaration, LEED V4 MR Credit.
  • Enhanced Material Safety ( pts awarded):Achieved at least 25% of product by cost (including furnishings, built-in furniture, all interior finishes & finish material) to meet one or more of Declare Living Product Challenge, Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certification and No Green Screen Benchmark I.