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Introduction to the WELL Building Standard - USGBC OC

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5161 California Ave. #100


Irvine, CA 92617

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Introduction to the WELL Building Standard®


Design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, facilities managers, sustainability consultants, government officials and employees of public agencies who are interested in furthering health through design of the built environment, specifically in commercial and institutional building types.

Course Description:

The Introduction to the WELL Building Standard presentation provides an overview of the WELL Building Standard ideology, structure, and certification process. The medical basis for the concept categories is introduced along with design and construction strategies to create healthy buildings. The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people. This presentation will introduce how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework. This course will also touch on the WELL Building Standard Addendum #2 released in May 2017.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to utilize the WELL Building Standard as a resource and design tool

- Recognize the seven WELL Concepts and affiliated Features

- Identify strategies to address human health through design

- Understand pathways to WELL Certification or Compliance


This class had been certified for 1 education hour of AIA and WELL AP (WELL-specific) professional credit maintenance. Course codes will be sent upon completion of the post-class survey.

Workshop Attendee Resources

Workshop attendees should review the following resources prior to the event date:

WELL Brochure - Provides an overview of the WELL Building Standard

WELL Building Standard - The full WELL Building Standard

About WELL Certification - Provides overview of certification process

WELL Summary - 1 page briefing of the WELL Building Standard

WELL FAQs -Frequently Asked Questions

Those who are interested in getting their WELL AP should review the following resources:

WELL AP Candidate Handbook - Features current policies and procedures for the WELL AP professional credentialing exam.

GBCI CMP Guide - Provides additional information about WELL Professional credential maintenance

Anyone interested in attending another WELL event or hosting their own can find more information:

WELL Events - List of upcoming public WELL workshops and presentations

Speaker Request Form - For anyone interested in organizing a WELL event. Offerings include 1- and 2-hour presentations and full and half day workshops.

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