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Sustainability

Sustainability Services: WELL building certification

IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF A BUILDING’S OCCUPANTS

The WELL Building Standard focuses on the health and well-being of a building’s occupants. It does this by looking at a building’s design and construction and assessing how much of a positive positive effect they have on its occupants.
Wapping Wharf | Architect: Alec French Architects | BREEAM: Level 3 Code for Sustainable Homes

People-first places

Safer spaces and healthier communities
Gloucester Gateway Services | Architect: AFL | BREEAM: Very Good

Shell-and-core, new and existing building projects can be assessed. The standard is tailored towards different building types, including multifamily residential, educational facilities, retail, restaurant and commercial kitchens and considers various environmental factors that affect daily health, wellness and productivity.


Wellness concepts

There are eleven Wellnes concepts in all, covering everything from air quality to thermal comfort, light levels and the promotion of positive mental health

Silver, Gold or Platinum

Multiple performance criteria are used to assess each of the eleven concepts, ensuring that WELL Certified spaces provide a built environment that improves occupants’ health, well-being and comfort.

Each concept is graded to ensure all pre-conditions are met. The overall WELL score is based on the total number of pre-conditions and optimisations achieved. Silver, Gold or Platinum certification levels can be awarded.

WELL projects have to be re-certified at least every three years.

University of Falmouth | Architect: PBWC | BREEAM: Excellent

WELL Building Standard

The WELL Building Standard is administered by the International WELL Building Institute.

Method’s WELL services

Through its WELL services, Method ensures that a project incorporates occupant well-being into its design and construction. At regular intervals we then verify that the building continues to perform well when it is occupied.

WELL can be undertaken as a stand-alone assessment or alongside other methodologies such as BREEAM, SKA, DREAM or Home Quality Mark.