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WELL Tip: How to Create WELL Documentation

by Tori Shepherd
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As a project administrator or WELL team member, you may be wondering how to create WELL compliant documentation, what constitutes a high-quality document and how to communicate this information to other team members. To help you start the process, we’ve compiled everything you need to know on generating and submitting WELL documentation.

Achieving WELL Certification involves two key processes – Documentation Review and Performance Verification – which together evaluate if a project meets the requirements of the WELL Building Standard™.

Thailand Kicks Off WELL Journey with Strong Market Traction for Healthy Buildings

Press Release

BANGKOK,  August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) celebrated the most recent stop of its WELL Journey in Bangkok, Thailand, with much fanfare by bringing together a diverse group of local stakeholders committed to promoting healthy buildings and healthy communities in the country.

IWBI Launches WELL v2™

New version of the WELL Building Standard™ customizable, accessible and more affordable to drive healthier future for all
Press Release

NEW YORK, June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Launched worldwide and celebrated with fanfare in New York, Beijing, London and Sydney, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) unveiled the WELL v2 pilot, the next version of its pioneering WELL Building Standard, the first rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.

WELL Story: Comfort at the Allsteel Los Angeles Showroom

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Global furniture brand Allsteel recently became the first retail showroom to achieve WELL Certification at the Gold level. We caught up with Dr. Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP, Human Factors and Ergonomics Manager at HNI and Courtney Moline, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Sustainability Manager at Allsteel, to explore how they addressed WELL’s Comfort concept for their project and beyond. 

Realizing the Future of WELL

by Rachel Gutter
Blog

Last week, we flipped our calendars from April to May, and with that ushered in a landmark month in IWBI history – the one in which we'll launch the next version of WELL.

It’s been a long journey. When we started thinking about the future of WELL, there were a few things we knew we wanted to achieve. As we get closer to being ready to share with you all what we’ve been working on, I wanted to take a moment to reflect not only on what we’ve created, but how we did it.

Locally Attuned.

Why I’m Pursuing My WELL AP Credential: Andrew Browning

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This past week, IWBI announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5000 enrollments. To celebrate this growth and spotlight the impact of the people who have committed to making the spaces where we spend our time work for our health, not against it, we asked the 5,000th person to pursue the WELL AP about the decision to start his journey.

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This past week, IWBI announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5000 enrollments. To celebrate this growth and spotlight the impact of the people who have committed to making the spaces where we spend our time work for our health, not against it, we asked the 5,000th person to pursue the WELL AP about the decision to start his journey.

WELL AP Community Surpasses 5,000 Mark

Rapid expansion of registered and accredited WELL Professional community adds to the market significant expertise in building practices that address human health and wellness
Press Release

The International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM) announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5,000 registrants. The WELL AP credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building StandardTM (WELLTM) and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities.

Paul Scialla: The Man Behind the Mission to Disrupt Real Estate Through Wellness

Inspired by lessons learned on Wall Street, Paul Scialla has set out to disrupt real estate through wellness, bringing enhanced health outcomes directly to the people
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by Whitney Vendt

Disrupting a $180-trillion asset class is no small task, but that’s exactly what Paul Scialla, founder and CEO of New York-based developer Delos, has spent the past seven years of his life working to achieve. It started when Scialla began noticing the green building trend in real estate, wondering why there wasn’t a ‘well building’ trend focused on human health.

IWBI WELL Tip: Navigating Preconditions for the Light Concept

by Tori Shepherd
Article

Have you ever approached a WELL precondition and wondered where to begin? Not to fret - we’ve launched a Navigating preconditions series to help project teams get started incorporating a number of preconditions from different WELL concepts into their project’s design and policies.

What are the building blocks of the Light Concept? 

Delos-Commissioned Research Underscores Effectiveness of Naava Green Wall Air Purification Technology

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The future of office design has begun to turn “outside-in” as the best of the natural world begins to infiltrate our interior environments. From Amazon’s recently opened plant-filled office in Seattle, WA to Google’s biophilic Chicago headquarters, this movement is taking shape in some of the most innovative organizations and offices in the world. Leading this charge is Finnish health technology company Naava, a global pioneer in botanic indoor air purification.

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