The WELL Building Standard leads “the global movement to transform our buildings, communities and organizations in ways that help people thrive.”
On average we spend more than 90% of our time in buildings. WELL is the first building standard focused on enhancing human health and well being through the built environment. Evidence based WELL performance standards help to reduce occupants stress, increase work productivity and retain employees.
The WELL Building Standard is managed and administered through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). IWBI was established in 2013 and is certified by the Green Business Certification Incorporation (GBCI), which also administers the USGBC LEED® green building program.
The first WELL Building Standard, WELL v1, launched in 2014. Seven years of research including a two-year pilot program and a formal peer review process were conducted to ensure framework rigor. WELL v2 was released as a pilot in 2018 and officially launched in 2020. At this time, version 2 remains the most up to date WELL standard.
For more detailed information about WELL v2 requirements please review the WELL Certified Overview.