● Company recognized for workplace health and safety protocols
covering nearly 40M square feet
● Rating awarded to signature workplaces across Orange County, Los
Angeles, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Chicago
IRVINE, Calif. (December 12, 2022) — Irvine Company announced today it has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for nearly 40 million square feet of its California and Chicago office portfolio through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for
new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies,
maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a
post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future.
“This safety rating underscores Irvine Company’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of our customers and their teams,” said Mike Bennett, executive vice president, Irvine Company Office. “We’ve partnered with best-in-class providers to give our customers peace of mind through proven indoor environmental quality solutions, allowing our customers to keep their focus on collaboration, connection,
We are excited to celebrate Irvine Company for achieving the WELL Health-Safety Rating across its California and Chicago office portfolio, a remarkable commitment to scale health and well-being benefits to people across hundreds of locations,” said Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO of IWBI. “We commend the company’s leadership in these communities and for the bar it sets for the real estate industry. “
Irvine Company’s approach to workplace wellness has been validated by industry-
leading public health and IEQ experts. UCI Health reviewed Irvine Company’s
comprehensive health and safety plans and protocols to help companies come to the
office with confidence. Irvine Company is also the first in the nation to have its
workplace communities designated as Verified Healthy Buildings for indoor air,
through a program managed by UL.
Dozens of office campuses and hundreds of buildings in Irvine Company’s portfolio
were recognized by IWBI. Some of the workplace communities include:
● Orange County – Spectrum Terrace, Innovation Office Park, Pacific Arts Plaza
and UCI Research Park
● Los Angeles – 2121 Avenue of the Arts and Westwood Gateway
● San Diego – Wells Fargo Plaza, Symphony Towers, La Jolla Gateway and
Paseo Del Mar
● Silicon Valley – Santa Clara Square, Santa Clara Gateway, Silicon Valley
Center and McCarthy Center
● Chicago – One North Wacker, 71 S. Wacker and 300 North LaSalle
Irvine Company was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating following the
successful completion of an independent, third-party documentation review to
confirm the recognized campuses and buildings have met the feature specific intents
The WELL Health-Safety Rating further validates the high quality health and
wellness features Irvine Company has implemented across its workplace
communities. Optimal air filtration and ventilation are an essential part of Irvine
Company’s long-term commitment to a healthy workplace environment. The
company opted for systems using high-efficiency MERV (minimum efficiency
reporting value) rated air filters, with 100% of high-rise buildings using MERV 13 or
higher. Fresh air exchange is also prioritized at optimal intervals throughout the
workday and after hours.
About Irvine Company Office Properties
Irvine Company elevates the workplace by combining inspired design, exceptional quality, innovative solutions and experience-driven amenities. Renowned for continual evolution, reinvestment and personalized service, Irvine Company creates environments that cultivate collaboration, creativity and customer success. The company serves more than 3,000 customers in 50 million square feet of premier workplaces in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as iconic towers in Chicago and New York. Irvine Company leads the industry with a forward-looking mindset and commitment to creating thriving communities.