Your guide to Q2 2018 addenda
Your guide to Q2 2018 addenda
Thursday, June 14, 2018
/ By: Rachel Gutter
Warm weather is finally here, and we’ve got a spring in our step with the release of the Q2 2018 WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) addenda. The Q1 2018 addenda cycle published a wealth of equivalencies and further feature language clarifications. The Q2 2018 addenda releases nearly 30 equivalencies, and as always includes further clarifications to feature language for the WELL Building Standard and WELL Community Standard™ pilot.
- Browse the addenda
- Download the updated WELL Building Standard
- Download the addenda table
- Performance Verification Guidebook
- Certification Guidebook
Addenda are changes and improvements to WELL to help clarify, amend, interpret or provide alternative language for requirements. We allow projects to upgrade any individual feature to any version of the addenda that occurred after their registration date.
Among the changes included in this addenda release, we’re pleased to introduce:
- Amendments, equivalencies and alternative adherence paths that make it more feasible for projects to achieve WELL Certification.
- Clarifications to language in the WELL Building Standard and WELL Building Standard pilot programs, including the WELL Community Standard, to address questions and points of confusion raised by the WELL user community.
- Addition of scope designations for all features in Core & Shell projects.
- A new WELL Performance Verification Guidebook for the WELL Community Standard.
- A new WELL Certification Guidebook for the WELL Community Standard.
We’ve included an overview below on key components of the Q2 2018 addenda release. To learn more about the addenda process and the changes included in this round, please watch our pre-recorded Q2 addenda webcast.
Have questions? Registered projects can reach out to their WELL coaching contact, and all others should contact the technical team behind WELL at email@example.com.
Thank you for working alongside us to shape the evolution of WELL. Your feedback is essential to our success. Please continue to provide your thoughts and expertise as we strive to improve your WELL experience.
Q2 2018 addenda highlights:
New alternative adherence paths, to provide new pathways for project teams:
- Feature 3 (Ventilation Effectiveness): Alternative pathway for projects restricted from implementing a demand-controlled ventilation system.
- Feature 11 (Fundamental Material Safety): Addition of pathway that includes advocacy strategies for lead and asbestos abatement.
A total of 29 equivalencies have been published, including:
- 20 for Air
- 4 for Comfort
- 3 for Nourishment
- 2 for Mind
Below are some amendment highlights from the Q2 2018 addenda:
- Appendix I (Core & Shell Scope Matrix): To support Core & Shell projects pursuing features that are typically Not Applicable (N/A), scope designations have been added for all features into Appendix I. For more information, projects may refer to the scoring page.
- Feature 56 (Solar Glare Control): Lobbies may be excluded from feature requirements.
- Feature 69 (Active Transportation Support): Clarified feature intent to establish that active transportation support provided to occupants should be complementary.
- “Representative sample” defined for post-occupancy surveys.
- More robust criteria provided for site remediation and redevelopment.
- Confirmed that Health/Wellness certified buildings may gain up to 30 points.
- Clarified that for the purpose of counting certified buildings, a building is considered “certified” if at least 75 percent of its total area is certified.
- New Certification Guidebook and Performance Verification Guidebook released for the WELL Community Standard.