The WELL Building Standard - Key Concepts

Last Modified: Wed May 25 2016 07:50:01 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 12
    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.
  • 90%
    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.
  • 7
    key concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.
  • #1
    Air: Optimize and achieve indoor air quality. Strategies include removal of airborne contaminants, prevention and purification.
  • #2
    Water: Optimize water quality while promoting accessibility. Strategies include removal of contaminants through filtration and treatment, and strategic placement.
  • #3
    Nourishment: Encourage healthy eating habits by providing occupants with healthier food choices, behavioral cues, and knowledge about nutrient quality.
  • #4
    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.
  • #5
    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.
  • #6
    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.
  • #7
    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.