By Katherine Feser
Sep. 21, 2020

Scott Martin still goes to work at a sparsely populated office building in Westchase owned by Granite Properties, where he is executive managing director.

He knows the day will come when the building, and others in the company’s 10 million-square-foot portfolio, will resume more normal activity as companies bring back employees who have worked from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

In response to the health crisis, Granite rolled out a comprehensive plan designed to enhance the health and safety of its office buildings and new development projects. The $10 million initiative, called Inspired Wellness, encompasses touchless fixtures in restrooms and other areas, UV lighting in HVAC units, better outdoor work areas and guidance for tenants on protocols for enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protective equipment and elevator capacity. Granite will soon integrate a technology to continuously purify the air across its properties in Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Southern California.

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