Milliken's Chicago Showroom Awarded WELL Certification, Platinum
Spartanburg, SC, July 2, 2018-Milliken’s Chicago Showroom inside the Chicago Merchandise Mart has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
The distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard (WELL), which is the premier building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and wellness through the buildings where we live, work and play. With this certification, Milliken becomes the 100th WELL Certified project in the world. It is also the first showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart to receive WELL Certification along with being the first WELL Certified Platinum space in Chicago.
Created through seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research. Milliken’s showroom on the 11th floor of the Chicago Merchandise Mart earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance-Air, Water, Light, Nourishment, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. Milliken’s showroom incorporated all 26 preconditions and 43 of the 51 available optimizations to achieve WELL Certified Platinum status.
This was celebrated in a plaque ceremony in the Milliken Showroom during this year’s NeoCon show, one of the largest commercial design events in North America.