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Well Tip: Understanding the Comparison Between Well V1 and Well V2 Pilot

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Are you working on a WELL v1 project and wondering how your team can best utilize the new version of WELL? Are you eager to register your project, but would like to first understand the feature comparison between WELL v1 and the WELL Building Standard version 2 pilot: (WELL v2)?  

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.

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.

Evolving WELL™

Taking the WELL Building Standard™ to the next level
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NEW YORK, April 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Eight global roundtables attended by more than 350 organizations. Hundreds of alternative adherence paths (AAPs) that open up new strategies and pathways for projects, along with 195 equivalency submissions that support WELL’s global adoption. 632 amendments in seven addenda updates that provided continuous improvements. Thousands of conversations with real estate leaders, architects, interior designers, sustainability consultants, academic researchers, health care practitioners, and human resource professionals from all over the world.

IWBI, USGBC & GIGA Announce Collaboration to Integrate with Material Databases to Help Project Teams and Product Manufacturers

LEED Online, Arc, and WELL Online will tap into GIGA’s ORIGIN data hub
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NEW YORK, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and GIGA have announced a strategic collaboration to usher in a new era of materials focus, enabling and supporting the further development of performance-driven, healthy, green buildings.

Workplace, Meet WELL: Enhancing the Employee Experience Through Healthy Buildings

by Karen Quintana
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Human resource professionals see firsthand the benefits of promoting health and wellness in the workplace. As people, we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, and a lot of that time is spent at work. HR departments are always experimenting with new approaches to enhance employee health and wellness, and now, leading research is demonstrating how better buildings can help make people more productive, reduce absenteeism and create more enjoyable, healthful work environments.

IWBI WELL Tip: All Projects In

by Melissa Wrolstad
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Are you interested in registering a project that falls outside of WELL's current project types?

Building a Business-led Culture of Health and Food Security

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Report Highlights Delos Commitment to Leading Workplace Wellness
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Every day, businesses are providing innovative solutions to solve the world’s toughest challenges—among them—global health, wellness, and equitable and sustainable food systems.

WELL Building Standard™ Crosses 100 Million Square Foot Mark as IWBI™ Unveils WELLographies and New Mobile App

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NEW YORK, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) announced today that it has crossed the 100 million square foot mark for buildings registered and certified under the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). IWBI used the occasion to also launch Build WELL, its new mobile app, premiere the WELLographies™, compilations of human health and technical research that explore the connection between buildings and wellness, and provide updates on a number of other initiatives un

WELL Tip: How to Craft a Successful Alternative Adherence Path (AAP)

by Kate Rube
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Is your project team struggling to meet the requirements of a WELL feature?

Every WELL project is different, so it’s not uncommon for project teams to encounter unique, nuanced or complex elements that could make it hard to comply with certain WELL Building Standard feature requirements. That’s why we encourage project teams to leverage Alternative Adherence Path’s (AAPs) to pursue new and alternative strategies to meet the intent of WELL features or feature parts.

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