The International Well Building Institute (IWBI) has initiated a community standard that promotes the building of spaces to optimize our health and mental well-being. This standard takes into account fundamental human rights and to further this goal, in February 2017, IWBI introduced a pathway for new project types to pursue WELL Certification with the mantra: ALL PROJECTS IN.
The IWBI team will work with your project team to generate a custom scorecard that reflects your project type (e.g. corporate headquarters, hospital, senior care center). Your project team will propose modifications to current WELL features to better fit your project type, and our IWBI team then reviews to ensure modifications meet the WELL features’ intent.
WELL Features include:
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) establishes requirements in buildings that promote clean air and reduce or minimize the sources of indoor air pollution through smoking bans, increased ventilation, humidity control, toxic material reduction, and many more air quality features.
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) promotes safe and clean water through the implementation of proper filtration techniques and regular testing in order for building occupants to receive optimal quality of water for various uses.
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) requires the availability of fresh, wholesome foods, limits unhealthy ingredients and encourages better eating habits and food culture through strategic dining design, nutrition standards, and many more.
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) provides guidelines that minimize disruption to the body’s circadian system, enhance productivity, support good sleep quality and provide appropriate visual acuity through workstation design, circadian emulation, and more.
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) promotes the integration of physical activity into everyday life by providing the opportunities and support for an active lifestyle and discouraging sedentary behaviors through activity incentive programs, active interior and exterior design, and more.
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) establishes requirements designed to create distraction-free, productive and comfortable indoor environments through ergonomic solutions, and designing for the 5 senses.
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) optimizes cognitive and emotional health through design, technology and treatment strategies.