A WELL building is a building that has been built to standards (created by the International WELL Building Institute) that take into consideration how the design of the built environment impacts the humans that use the environment.

The Institute looks at seven Factors, or Concepts, in WELL Building Design

AIR – Optimize and achieve indoor air quality. Strategies include removal of airborne contaminants, prevention and purification.

WATER: Optimize water quality while promoting accessibility. Strategies include removal of contaminants through filtration and treatment, and strategic placement.

NOURISHMENT: Encourage healthy eating habits by providing occupants with healthier food choices, behavioral cues, and knowledge about nutrient quality.

LIGHT: Minimize disruption to the body’s circadian rhythm. Requirements for window performance and design, light output and lighting controls, and task-appropriate illumination levels are included to improve energy, mood and productivity.

FITNESS:  Utilize building design technologies and knowledge-based strategies to encourage physical activity. Requirements are designed to provide numerous opportunities for activity and exertion, enabling occupants to accommodate fitness regimens within their daily schedule.

COMFORT: Create an indoor environment that is distraction-free, productive, and soothing. Solutions include design standards and recommendations, thermal and acoustic controllability, and policy implementation covering acoustic and thermal parameters that are known sources of discomfort.

MIND: Support mental and emotional health, providing the occupant with regular feedback and knowledge about their environment through design elements, relaxation spaces, and state-of-the-art technology.

We applaud the direction this movement is taking. To learn more please visit: https://www.wellcertified.com/well

 

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