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Make health a priority

The WELL Building StandardTM is the leading tool for advancing health & well-being in buildings and communities globally.

Put people first

Since we spend 90% of our time indoors, the buildings where we live, work, learn and relax have a profound effect on our well-being: how we feel, what we eat and even how we sleep at night.

Create better buildings

In a study of a WELL Certified office building, 92% of employees said that it had a positive effect on their health and well-being.

Lead the change

Wellness is the next trillion-dollar industry, and WELL Certification can help you or your organization take a leadership position in a growing movement.

A comprehensive approach to
health & well-being

WELL addresses 7 concepts

Explore WELL features

See how WELL features impact and influence human behaviors related to health and well-being.

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A Standard Built for You

Flexibility for your goals

After meeting the key requirements for baseline WELL Certification, you can select from a wide array of optional features to advance your individualized project priorities.

Alignment with LEED and other rating systems

WELL works with LEED, Green Star, BREEAM, and other globally-utilized rating systems to drive human and environmental sustainability.

Verified Performance

WELL projects complete third-party, onsite testing to ensure they’ve achieved key components of the WELL Building Standard. Performance verification is built into the WELL Certification process.

Widespread impact

WELL is designed to reach 100% of the people in your building: not just through building design, construction and operations, but by positively impacting human behavior.

The occupants of our building embrace the culture of health and wellness that WELL Certification has created. They are coming together to develop their own wellness activities and programs and banding together to participate in health fairs and host walk and talk meetings.

For Buildings of all types

WELL can be applied across many building types and sectors, from brand new restaurants to office building renovations.

Don’t see your project type here? We’re happy to work with you.

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Over 350 projects encompassing over 76 million square feet are utilizing WELL

Get Started with WELL

Register your project to begin the certification process

What to expect
1
REGISTER
Registration signifies your intent to pursue WELL Certification or precertification. You’ll submit basic project information when you register.
2
ASSESS
Next, you’ll meet your WELL assessor to talk process, review your documentation and perform onsite testing.
3
SUBMIT
Submit documentation to demonstrate that you’ve met the mandatory elements of the WELL Building Standard (preconditions), as well as optional elements (optimization features) that align with your goals.
4
VERIFY
Complete performance verification with your WELL assessor, who will visit your project and complete visual inspections and performance tests.
5
CERTIFY
Certify (and celebrate): Depending on the features you choose to pursue, you can earn certification at one of three levels: Silver, Gold or Platinum.