About us

The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is a public benefit corporation that is leading the movement to promote health and wellness in buildings and communities everywhere.

What we do

IWBI delivers the cutting edge WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) v1 and WELL Community Standard™ v1, performance-based systems for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and wellness of the people who live, work and learn in them. It also supports the growing number of professionals who seek WELL accreditation, as administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

What are the WELL v1 Standards?

The WELL Building Standard v1 focuses on seven categories of building performance: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. WELL is grounded in evidence-based research that demonstrates the connection between the buildings where people spend approximately 90 percent of their time and those buildings’ health and wellness impacts on those who use them.

The WELL Community Standard™ v1 is a district-scale rating system that takes into account the interconnectivity between buildings and their surroundings and the overall impact on human health. The WELL Building Standard v1 and WELL Community Standard v1 are administered by IWBI and third-party certified by GBCI.

Contact Us


International WELL Building Institute

381 Park Ave South

Suite 1101

New York, New York 10016

Media Inquires

Please direct global WELL media inquiries to or your local contact:


Speaker Requests

Looking to invite a member of the IWBI team to speak about WELL? Learn about our executive team and submit your event details.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of frequently asked questions visit our WELL v1 FAQ section or WELL v2 FAQ section

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