Better Places for People is supported by leading companies and organisations that are at the forefront of research and action in the field, ensuring that wellbeing is central to the design and operation of buildings. Our generous sponsors continue to make this project possible by contributing their expertise and support. We would like to thank:
Arup is an independent firm of engineers, designers, planners, consultants and technical specialists with a global workforce of 12,000 based in 39 countries. As an employee-owned company, Arup maintains an independence of spirit and a commitment to integrated design. We bring broad-minded individuals together from a wide range of disciplines and encourage them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms to deliver solutions that support innovation. We aim to bring creativity and technical excellence to everything we do.
Land Securities is a FTSE 100 company and the largest Real Estate Investment Trust ( REIT ) in the UK on the basis of equity market capitalisation. We own, develop and manage offices, shopping centres and retail parks in the UK. By meeting the needs of businesses and communities, we create long-term value for shareholders and opportunities for employees.
With operations in 64 countries, Saint-Gobain creates and delivers innovative and high-performance solutions to enhance our habitat (homes, offices and other buildings) and our daily life. As a worldwide leader in all our businesses, we have the ambition to be the reference in sustainable habitat and construction markets. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials and high performance materials, providing innovative solutions.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential premises, and public-private partnerships projects. Based on its global green experience, Skanska aims to be the clients' first choice for green solutions. The company has already impressive portfolio of more than 250 green projects certified in different environmental certification systems. The Group currently has 58,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe and North America. Skanska's sales in 2014 totalled SEK 145 billion.
Uponor is an international market leader, striving to provide better plumbing, indoor climate and infrastructure solutions across Europe, North America and in other international markets. In close partnership with building industry professionals we are continuously seeking out innovative ways to ensure our systems offer the most efficient, reliable and high-performing solutions available to residential and commercial structures around the globe. All our solutions are designed to enrich people’s way of life: fast and easy to install, conserving water and energy, providing comfort and health, and giving peace of mind. Uponor is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, and listed on the Nasdaq OMX Helsinki stock exchange.
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment, harnessing the power of private capital for greater good. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard® (WELL) – a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of buildings that impact the health and wellbeing of the people who live, work, and learn in them. IWBI was established by Delos in 2013 pursuant to a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to improve the way people live by developing spaces that enhance occupant health and quality of life by sharing the WELL Building Standard globally.