Plans For WELL Building Standard Include Linkage With Other Green Building Standards

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New CEO and Chairman Rick Fedrizzi offered four new initiatives this year

February 21, 2017

New CEO and Chairman of the International WELL Building Institute, Rick Fedrizzi plans to continue global expansion of the WELL Building Standard with four new initiatives this year:

  • The development of “crosswalks” between WELL and other green building rating systems, including Green Star, BREEAM, LEED, and the Living Building Challenge
  • An updated version of WELL customizable to each individual project, reflecting an ‘All Projects In’ philosophy allowing any building type to pursue WELL Certification
  • A new strategy for supporting WELL APs and IWBI’s global markets that includes a streamlined pathway to certification that reduces costs for documentation and verification, especially for portfolios
  • A new website launched on February 13th 

WELL is the world’s first building standard focused on the health and well-being of building occupants. The standard is based on evidence-based medical research that demonstrates the connection between the buildings and health and wellness impacts on occupants.

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