10 Concepts of The WELL BUILDING STANDARD

AIR

Promote clean air and minimize human exposure to harmful contaminants in order to maximize productivity, well-being and health.


AIR . WELL Building


AIR . WELL Building

WATER

Increase adequate hydration in building occupants and reduce health risks due to contaminated water and excessive moisture within buildings.


WATER . WELL Building


WATER . WELL Building

NOURISHMENT

Support healthy eating patterns by increasing access to healthier food and beverage choices and limiting access to highly processed foods and ingredients.


NOURISHMENT . WELL Building


NOURISHMENT . WELL Building

LIGHT

Create lighting environments that are optimal for visual, mental and biological health.
Reduce circadian phase disruption, improve sleep quality and foster productivity.


LIGHT . WELL Building


LIGHT . WELL Building

MOVEMENT

Promote movement and discourage sedentary behavior through active work stations, dedicated activity spaces and nature-inspired interior and exterior circulation paths.


MOVEMENT . WELL Building


MOVEMENT . WELL Building

THERMAL COMFORT

Provide a combination of research-based interventions to address individual thermal discomfort and therefore support human health, well-being and productivity.


THERMAL COMFORT . WELL Building


THERMAL COMFORT . WELL Building

SOUND

Identify and mitigate the acoustical comfort parameters that influence occupant experiences in the interior built environment.


SOUND . WELL Building


SOUND . WELL Building

MATERIALS

Identify, evaluate and manage hazardous ingredients across building materials, waste, cleaning products, outdoor spaces and landscaping in order to reduce risk of exposure.


MATERIALS . WELL Building


MATERIALS . WELL Building

MIND

Implement nature inspired design, create restorative spaces and promote resources supporting mental health, sleep support, substance abuse and emotional well-being.


MIND . WELL Building


MIND . WELL Building

COMMUNITY

Design buildings that are inclusive, accessible, healthy and safe. Create policies and programs that support the needs, health and wellness of all individuals and families.


COMMUNITY . WELL Building


COMMUNITY . WELL Building