The Seven concepts of the WELL Building Standard™ re:
Air: Optimize and achieve indoor air quality. Strategies include removal of airborne contaminants, prevention and purification.
Water: Optimize water quality while promoting accessibility. Strategies include removal of contaminants through filtration, and strategic placement to promote hydration.
Nourishment: Encourage healthy eating habits by providing occupants with healthier food choices, immersing them into an urban farm, and installing infrastructure to support food growth, harvesting, delivery, storage, cooking and composting.
Light: Minimize disruption to the body’s circadian rhythm. Requirements for window performance and design, light output and lighting controls, and taskappropriate illumination to improve comfort, mood and productivity.
Fitness: Utilize building design technologies and knowledge-based strategies to encourage physical activity. Requirements are designed to provide numerous opportunities for activity and exertion, enabling occupants to accommodate fitness regimens within their daily schedule.
Comfort: Create an indoor environment that is distraction-free, productive, soothing, and most important, comfortable. Solutions include strategic design styles, standards and considerations that were incorporated to improve thermal, visual and acoustic performance.
Mind: Support mental and emotional health, providing the occupant with some connection to their natural environment through biophilic design elements, relaxation spaces, blackout and solar shades, yoga/ meditation studio, and state-of-the-art technology.
“The suppliers and subcontractors all stepped-up and made sure that they were meeting and often times surpassing the thresholds of the WELL Building Standard™,” said Mark Borik, project director for GH Phipps Construction Companies, which performed project structural concrete scope of work.