Health & Wellbeing in Buildings
A rich body of academic research and business case studies have arisen over the last five years, showing the physical, physiological, cognitive, health and wellness benefits of positive interactions between humans and the built environment.
The WELL Building Standard™ is a specific example of capturing and formalising this complex issue into a documented rating system, much overdue and warmly received. It follows similar approaches to common rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM in that a ‘credit’ style approach is used during the design and operation stage of the building to demonstrate compliance.
As global thought leaders in measuring sustainability in the built environment, IES has been researching and developing our approach to understanding Health and Wellbeing through our World leading IESVE software.