While workers hibernated at home during the pandemic, the CRE industry was busy in preparation for their eventual return. As vaccine distribution ramps up, the return to office is here. Empire State Realty Trust is a leader when it comes to the well-being of its tenants as the first commercial real estate portfolio in the Americas to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for health and safety, and a Fitwel Champion for healthy, high-performance buildings.
Empire State Realty Trust Provides Confidence to Return to Work
Clean air is a top priority for a safe and healthy workplace, which is why ESRT provides ventilation and implemented industry leading MERV 13 filters long before the onset of the pandemic. They also installed AtmosAir bi-polar ionization, which has been independently proven by third-party studies to neutralize 99.92% of coronaviruses.
The team at ESRT also placed three Captivate | Scan kiosks in the Empire State Building’s key point of entry. This turnkey health and safety amenity features a temperature scanner, face mask detection, hand sanitizer dispenser and a custom communication screen where building management can communicate the health and safety measures deployed throughout the building. ESRT also purchased 31 additional Scan units for other buildings in their portfolio.
“Captivate | Scan is quick, convenient, and user-friendly, which has smoothed the transition back to the workplace for our tenants. The Captivate team has been helpful and responsive throughout the ordering, installation, and adoption of the scanners in our buildings.”
– Michael Prunty, Senior Vice President of Property Management at Empire State Realty Trust
Captivate Study – How Employees Feel Coming Back to The Office
A return to the workplace relies on the steps building management takes to quell concerns and reinforce a sense of safety and security. In an Office Pulse survey, business professionals were asked what would make them feel safer working from the office. Results showed 54% said temperature scanners, 63% said sanitizer stations, and 63% said mask mandates. While these items can be procured and enforced individually, the Captivate | Scan kiosk is a turkey, four-in-one solution.
“Be smart. Be safe. Come back to work. We are ready.”
– ESRT president, chairman, and CEO Anthony E. Malkin told CP Executive.
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