For years, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and has been the primary standard against which building projects have been measured. You may own, operate, or work in a LEED-certified facility. If not, you likely frequent one on a regular basis.
LEED certification continues to be well respected and widely sought after. However, it is not the only building standard program available.
Another program that is gaining popularity for its focus on human health is the WELL Building Standard™.
About the WELL Building Standard
We spend an average of 90 percent of our time indoors. WELL believes that because our built environment is such a big part of our lives, buildings should function as caretakers. The program promotes designing spaces that improve occupant health and well-being, rather than detract from it.
Launched in 2014, the global program is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). It is now in its second iteration, dubbed WELLv2.
WELLv2 outlines 11 concepts that contribute to a successful building: