In order to finalize WELL for release, IWBI undertook a comprehensive expert peer review process, which included three phases—a scientific, practitioner and medical review—and culminated in the release of the WELL Building Standard v1.0.
During the scientific review phase, leading researchers reviewed and responded specifically to performance benchmarks set by WELL, such as air and water contaminants, the relationship between indoor lighting and our circadian rhythm, and mold and other biological contaminants.
The second, practitioner review phase included engaging with leading building science and green building practitioners for further review and refinement of the standard.
The final peer review phase was led by Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, and consisted of a comprehensive medical review of the WELL Building Standard.
IWBI is committed to transparency, and has published aggregated comments from the peer review process online, together with how the WELL Building Standard evolved as a result of this input.
Complete bios are available in the WELL Building Standard.