Having a dynamic team that was able to rapidly adapt in real time to the changing healthy building landscape was key to the project’s success. Originally engaged as the project’s sustainability consultant and commissioning agent, Stok introduced the WELL Building Standard to the team as a way for Uber to further support its employees’ health and well-being. Aligning with Uber’s employee-centric company culture, the project team opted to pursue WELL Platinum certification in addition to its initial LEED Gold target, with Stok leading both certification efforts at Blocks 3 and 4.
While initially pursuing WELL v1 certification, the project team reassessed its target when the International WELL Building Institute launched both WELL Portfolio and WELL v2 mid-schedule. Stok did a gap analysis between WELL v1 and v2, then led the project team in upgrading its certification pursuit to the more flexible and future-forward WELL v2.
The campus also achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating, a brand new third-party verification to prepare spaces for re-entry during COVID-19, including implementation of procedures and programs to address cleaning and sanitization, emergency preparedness, health services, air and water quality management, and stakeholder engagement and communication.