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Quadrangle and Human Space launch program to create healthy environments

Quadrangle and its social-impact brand, Human Space, are offering a “Wellness Ready” program to help organizations successfully plan for reopening, and realize the necessary shifts to create healthy environments.

Through a three-phased approach—Assess, Define, Implement—they are working with a diverse team of industry specialists on policies and protocols for health and safety, inclusion, building performance, and design to help guide organizations as their needs evolve.

Assess (now) involves assessing existing needs, spaces and systems. This stage calls for looking at existing business requirements, organizational policies, operational procedures, and maintenance and cleaning procedures. It also includes conducting surveys and engagement with staff and users. The space review entails determining areas and uses, occupant densities, common touch elements, circulation and flow, and air quality and ventilation.

Define (now | next) involves defining protocol frameworks and spatial solutions. This includes work on revising organizational policies, operational procedures, and maintenance and cleaning protocols. Defining protocol also highlights space and systems planning, which includes revisiting floor plan densities and distancing, zoning and use reconfigurations, circulation and directional flow, wayfinding systems, touch-free locations and technology, and air quality and ventilation strategies.

Implement (now | next | future) requires implementing training needs, spatial interventions and performance metrics and monitoring. This stage entails policy and protocol training, business communications, performance metrics and monitoring. With space interventions, the “Implement” stage recommends space reconfigurations and modifications, materials and product selection, graphics and signage, coordinating supply and installation, air quality and ventilation changes, and performance metrics and monitoring.

For more information, visit: https://humanspace.ca/wellness-ready/

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