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When you earn WELL Certification for your building or community, you signal to the world that you’re putting people first.
Flexible for communities and all building types, with options to customize your approach to fit your goals, WELL offers a framework to help improve health and well-being for everyone that visits, works in, or experiences your building.
Lead with WELL
Wellness is the next trillion dollar industry. WELL can help you play an integral role and reap the following benefits:
We spend about 90% of our time indoors, and our physical environment impacts our health more than lifestyle, medical care and genetics. For companies, investing in people and helping to improve their physical and mental health is common sense: 90% of corporate expenses are tied to salary and benefits, which means the ROI of healthier and happier employees extends to cost-savings, too.
TAKE A VERIFIED APPROACH
WELL has been vetted through a comprehensive, expert peer review process spanning scientific, practitioner and medical phases - and reflects up-to-date, verified knowledge in the health and wellness sector. The WELL differentiator is performance verification: a data-driven, on-site, third-party assessment of your project to ensure compliance with the standard.
MEET YOUR GOALS
After meeting required preconditions in WELL, select from optional optimization features to advance the healthy building strategies that are most important to you. WELL works in conjunction with global green building rating systems like LEED, BREEAM, GreenStar and Living Building Challenge to enhance building performance for human health and our environment - which we know are intrinsically linked.
FOR PROJECTS OF ALL TYPES
WELL can be applied across many different project types and building sectors, from entire communities to brand new restaurants to office building renovations.
Applies to new and existing buildings, addressing the full scope of project design and construction, as well as aspects of building operations. Types include:
- Retail spaces
- Multifamily Residential
- Education Facilities
- Commerical Kitchens
Applies to commercial interior projects in existing buildings. In WELL Certified buildings that have already pursued Core and Shell Certification, some WELL Features may already apply toward New and Existing Interiors Certification - making this achievement more streamlined.Learn more
Applies to projects seeking to implement fundamental features into the entire base building for the benefit of future tenants. It addresses the building structure, window locations and glazing, building proportions, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, and water quality.Learn more
The WELL Community Standard is applicable to district-scale projects. The rating system aims to impact individuals not just within the walls of their home or workplace, but throughout the public spaces that link the buildings where they spend their days.Learn more
At IWBI, we believe that all projects should be able to apply the WELL Building Standard™. That's why we created a pathway for all building type sectors to collaborate with IWBI to adapt the WELL v1 and pilot programs through the creation of a custom scorecard. Our mantra is: all projects in.Learn more