The WELL Building Standard™ is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being.


WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment.


The WELL Building Standard™ provides the opportunity to design and build with a human-centered approach, which ultimately supports the industry in comprehensively addressing human health: employers spend 90 percent of their annual operating costs on people. This means that even a small impact on productivity, engagement and satisfaction in the workplace can have huge returns on investment.


The WELL Building Standard™ can be applied across many real estate sectors, and the current WELL v2 is optimized for commercial and institutional office buildings. WELL is further organized into Project Typologies which take into account the specific set of considerations that are unique to a particular building type or phase of construction.


WELL Features are categorized as either Preconditions—necessary for baseline WELL Certification, or Optimizations—optional enhancements, which together determine the level of certification above baseline certification. The weighted scores are combined and the final score is translated into a rating of Silver , Gold or  Platinum level certification.

WELL measures attributes of buildings that impact occupant health, the certification system  is holistic, therefore, divided into specific thematic areas which constituted by “Features” measuring, monitoring and then certifing building’s performances,


This protocol, it is a compendium of all the principles of the so-called “well-being” organizational1 “which all companies should strive for and whose absence has complained in Europe on average of 6 out of 10 workers2.


(1) Organizational Wellbeing: the company’s ability to maintain the physical, psychological and social health of workers at the highest levels.

(2) Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (Eu-Osha)™

People who work in WELL Certified environments have expressed the positive impacts their WELL offices have on productivity and performance. In the first office to be WELL Certified™ Pilot Program, employees responded with the following survey feedback:

  • 94% said that the new space has a positive impact on their business performance
  • 93% said that they are able to more easily collaborate with others
  • 100% said that clients are interested in their new way of working
  • 92% said the new space has created a positive effect on their health and well-being
  • 83% feel more productive








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