The American WELL Building Standard™ is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and wellbeing.
Liz Collett and Zoë French of Overbury’s environmental and sustainability team recently passed the WELL Building Standard™ AP exam. This means that the fit out contractor now has WELL Building Standard™, SKA Rating, BREEAM and LEED assessors and professionals in-house.
The American WELL Building Standard™ is administered by International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). It is the only building assessment standard that’s entire focus is on the occupants of a space. It measures occupant wellness by focusing on seven ‘concepts’ – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind – and awards certification to those that meet its stringent wellness benchmarks.
The standard made its way to the UK in the final quarter of 2015 and has been welcomed by the industry, although there are currently only 11 WELL Building Standard™ Accredited Professionals (AP) in the UK.
Joe Croft, head of environmental and sustainability at Overbury, welcomed the news saying: “We’re so proud that two of our team have become WELL Building Standard™ APs as we’ve long been dedicated to making people’s health and wellbeing central to our office fit outs. Liz and Zoë will be supporting our client and consultant teams to understand and meet the challenging new standard whilst rolling out WELL training for our staff and supply chain.”