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Building Planning

WELL Assessment

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We're delighted to be able to assist you with obtaining WELL certification for your building.

The WELL Building Standard is an evidence-based, third-party certified rating system that focuses on the impacts of buildings on human health and well-being. Here's a thorough explanation of the WELL Building Standard:

1. Holistic Approach to Health:

WELL takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment, addressing behavior, operations, and design. It's grounded in medical research exploring the connection between the buildings (where we spend more than 90% of our time) and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants​​.

2. Performance-Based System:

WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind​​.

3. Seven Concepts:

WELL measures attributes of buildings impacting occupant health by looking at seven factors or Concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind. Each concept has a set of features aimed at addressing issues related to health, comfort, or knowledge of occupants​​.

 

 

 

4. Features:

WELL is composed of over one hundred Features applied to each building project. These features can be performance-based standards or descriptive standards, allowing flexibility in how a project meets acceptable quantified thresholds or requiring that specific technology, design strategies, or protocols are implemented​​.

5. Project Types:

WELL can be applied across many real estate sectors and is optimized for commercial and institutional office buildings. It's organized into Project Types: New and Existing Buildings, New and Existing Interiors, and Core and Shell, each addressing unique considerations relevant to a particular building type or phase of construction​​.

6. Scientific Basis:

Developed over 10 years and backed by the latest scientific research, WELL outlines key building-level and organizational strategies across 10 categories, applying the science of how physical and social environments affect human health, well-being, and performance​​.

7. Global Impact:

Since its launch in 2014, the WELL Building Standard has guided the design of thousands of buildings worldwide, providing clear guidelines for creating spaces that keep people healthy and productive​​.

8. Integration with LEED:

WELL builds on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), starting where LEED left off by integrating performance thresholds after the design/prescriptive green building work has been completed​​.

The WELL Building Standard serves as a robust framework for integrating health and well-being considerations into the built environment, making it a pivotal tool for developers, architects, and organizations aiming to prioritize human health in their projects.

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