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WELL Building Standard and LEED

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) recently launched the WELL Building Standard Version 1.0 at the inaugural WELL Building Symposium in New Orleans. Considered the world's first building standard to focus on enhancing people's health and wellbeing through the built environment, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research. It was developed over seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists and industry professionals, and sets performance requirements in seven categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. The standard also underwent a two-year pilot program and a three-phase expert Peer Review process that encompassed a scientific, practitioner and medical review.

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Partnerships & Collaborations

Last month, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced a new partnership. This new partnership is designed to streamline how LEED and WELL work together in a demonstration of how green building, health and wellness go hand in hand.

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