The first standard that focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants
The WELL building standard (WELL) is the first standard that focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants, administrated by International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) by in 2014. WELL Certified™ spaces and developments can lead to a built environment that helps to improve the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep, comfort and performance of its occupants. It encourage healthy, more active lifestyles and reducing occupantexposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants.
In order to achieve the requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the space must undergo a process that includes an on-site assessment and performance testing by a third party.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating can help guide users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in a post-COVID-19 environment, instilling confidence in occupants and the broader community.
For those who is pursuing the WELL Building standard, they can integrate the rating as a milestone within their WELL Certification or WELL Portfolio journey.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and facility types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating covers more than 20 features under the following six focus areas:
Emergency Preparedness Programs
Health Service Resources
Air and Water Quality Management
Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
How is the rating process?