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The Battle of the Health and Wellness Certification Systems

The Battle of the Health and Wellness Certification Systems

With a push towards healthier buildings and occupant wellbeing, two new rating systems have emerged: WELL and Fitwel. Both rating systems have researched-based strategies that focus on the design, operations and behaviors within new construction and existing building projects. These strategies impact the places we live and work to enhance building performance that improves human health and wellbeing. Find out below how these two rating systems compare. WELL Building Standard was the first system that focused soley on the health and wellness of building occupants. It was developed by Delos, managed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and third party certified by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). WELL contains some synergies with LEED, but overall it emphases quality of air, water or lighting versus reducing energy and water consumption. This system focuses on several categories: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind, Community and Innovations that […]

Are you WELL served?

Are you WELL served?

ArchEcology has expanded our expertise into rating systems that focus on the health and wellness of building occupants by adding two new credentials to our repertoire! In addition to becoming a Fitwel Ambassador earlier this year, Joni Stokdijk has been qualified as a WELL AP in the WELL Building Standard rating system. Both these rating systems focus on creating buildings that empower occupants to make healthier food choices, promote active lifestyles and help occupants perform and feel their best. ArchEcology is now qualified to provide consulting services for any project wishing to enhance the health and well-being of their occupants or tenants.