International WELL Building Institute

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About WELL
Launched in October 2014 after six years of research and development, the WELL Building Standard is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.

WELL was developed by integrating scientific and medical research and literature on environmental health, behavioral factors, health outcomes and demographic risk factors that affect health with leading practices in building design, construction and management.

The WELL Building Standard underwent a comprehensive expert peer review process, which included three phases – scientific, practitioner and medical review.

WELL Certification and the WELL AP credentialing program are third-party administered through IWBI’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

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The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive.

IWBI delivers the cutting-edge WELL Building Standard™, the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness.

The WELL v2™ pilot is a recently launched version of its popular WELL Building Standard, and the WELL Community Standard™ pilot is a district scale rating system that sets a new global benchmark for healthy communities.

IWBI’s WELL Portfolio program enables organizations to enhance building performance and improve human well-being at scale. Companies can demonstrate their leadership by applying WELL across multiple spaces in a streamlined and cost-effective approach. Designed to maximize the positive outcomes related to human health and well-being along with the value of their spaces, WELL Portfolio can help companies increase revenue by attracting and retaining employees and tenants through organizational and building improvements. Companies can also demonstrate their progress to key stakeholders, investors, and ESG and corporate responsibility reporting systems.

IWBI convenes and mobilizes the global wellness real estate community through management of the WELL AP™ credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere.

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  • Articles The Increasing Role of Health in ESG

    The Increasing Role of Health in ESG

    Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Since the term “triple bottom line” was first coined some thirty years ago, it has encompassed social value; and yet, compared with […]

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