GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Enhances Wellbeing in New York City Commercial Offices

ROSEMONT, Ill.Feb. 17, 2022—Six Sage Realty-managed commercial offices in New York and Fredericton Convention Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick are some of the latest facilities to achieve GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. Additional facilities, like the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky. and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. have finalized reaccreditation with the performance-based program for yet another year.

“Facilities of all types and sizes around the world find value in GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation because it provides a clear guide to proper cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We are pleased to see facilities completing the annual reaccreditation process as well to showcase they are committed to protecting visitors and employees.”

Sage Realty in New York manages six class A properties and more than three million square feet, from loft-style offices in the Meatpacking District to state-of-the-art office towers in the Financial District. To reassure its tenants that it is taking the appropriate precautions against COVID-19, the property management company offers building handbooks that detail entry/exit points, best practices for communal spaces, indoor air quality strategies, enhanced cleaning protocols, and more. Sage Realty also sought trusted third-party verification of its biorisk prevention, response, and recovery from GBAC STAR.

The following facilities have earned GBAC STAR accreditation:

Commercial Offices

  • Sage Realty, 2 Gansevoort St. in New York
  • Sage Realty, 437 Madison Ave in New York
  • Sage Realty, 747 3rd Ave. in New York
  • Sage Realty, 767 3rd Ave. in New York
  • Sage Realty, 77 Water St. in New York
  • Sage Realty, 777 3rd Ave in New York

Convention Center

  • Fredericton Convention Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick


  • Hyatt Regency Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y.

The following facilities have secured reaccreditation through GBAC STAR:

Convention Center

  • Gas South Convention Center in Duluth, Ga.


  • Grand Hyatt Amman in Amman, Jordan
  • Hyatt Place Sarasota Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
  • Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • Palazzo Avino in Salerno, Italy

Museums or Cultural Venues

  • Cox Science Center and Aquarium in Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky.

Stadium or Arena

  • Gas South Arena in Duluth, Ga.
  • Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR Accreditation at

Find accredited facilities and those pursuing accreditation via the GBAC STAR Facility Directory at

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility and service accreditation programs, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit

About ISSA

With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.




For more information, contact ISSA Director of Communications Jill Nuppenau at [email protected]; phone, 847-982-0800 Ext. 1367.