An Introduction into WELL Building Standard

17 May

The WELL Building Standard is a new certification that is making it into the foreground of the Construction industry; not only by it’s focus on human health and wellness in the workplace but also by being the first of it’s kind. WELL uses scientific and evidence-based medical research on top of taking the best practices in construction and design to develop a workplace environment which helps to improve and support the human health and well-being of employees.

The WELL Building Standard is the culmination of seven years of research, in partnership with leading scientists, doctors, architects and wellness thought leaders.

How it works?

The WELL sets performance requirements that are relevant to a person’s health in a built environment. The following are seven categories that have been broken down for the standard:

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What are they trying to achieve?

WELL is grounded by a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and human health and wellness. Through the seven previously mentioned categories, WELL Certified spaces are intended to improve a variety of factors that affect a person and can help create a built environment that will improve mood, nutrition, fitness, sleep and working performance.

Work spaces will have to become certified

WELL Certification is awarded at one of three levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum.

To obtain one of these levels, companies will have to complete comprehensive project documentation and an onsite audit. The certification is based on performance and demands a passing score in each of the seven categories that have been stated above.

WELL is directed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a ‘public benefit corporation’ whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment.

For more information on the WELL Building Standard, please click here: http://delos.com/about/well-building-standard/

 

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