About Us

The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation committed to improving human health and well-being through the built environment.

What We Do

IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard® (WELL), a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact occupants’ health and well-being. Fulfilling the vision of IWBI Founder Paul Scialla, IWBI has a pioneering, altruistic capitalism model that addresses social responsibility and demonstrates a sustainable model for philanthropy. IWBI has committed to direct 51 percent of net profits, after taxes, generated by registration fees, certification fees and recertification fees received from real estate projects applying for WELL Certification toward charitable contributions and impact investment focused on health, wellness and the built environment.

What is WELL?

The WELL Building Standard focuses on seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. Pioneered by Delos, WELL is grounded in evidence-based medical research that demonstrates the connection between buildings and its impact on occupants’ health and wellness. The WELL Building Standard is administered by IWBI and third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

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International WELL Building Institute
2101 L Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037

office 202.650.0369
fax 646.607.1058

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