countries that have adopted the WELL Building Standard as defined by the International Well Building Institute. The WELL Building Standard takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment addressing behavior, operations and design.
of our time is spent inside of buildings. WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings and humans and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. WELL Certified™ spaces developments can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of its occupants.
key concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.
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.