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LEED certification was so 90’s. We’ve moved into the “WELL Standard”

You’ve probably heard or seen the LEED logo on buildings near where you work, or if you’re lucky, on the building you work in. LEED ensures landlords are building spaces that adhere to green building design.  This has become commonplace for new building development, and next-generation builders are thinking about wellness.

The design of your office, from comfort level, to lighting, to air quality is mission critical when it comes to employee retention and happiness.  All hail the WELL standard!

Screenshot 2018-01-27 at 9.51.55 AMThe WELL Building Standard marries “best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions. It harnesses the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being and comfort. 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. This is achieved in part by implementing strategies, programs and technologies designed to encourage healthy, more active lifestyles and reducing occupant  exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants.”

For someone building out workspaces, or for a developer thinking more endemically about how this plays into building construction, read their  documentation defining the standard. It’s free at their resource center.

 

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