“Understanding the WELL Building Standard” is a one-day intensive workshop designed to introduce the intent, key elements, and requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in the buildings.
Attendees will learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being, and comfort. The ideology, structure, and certification process of the WELL program are covered in-depth, as well as the health basis for each Feature. Strategies for improving the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and performance of occupants through design and construction practices are explored in detail. WELL case studies are also highlighted.
The WELL Workshop helps building professionals and owners understand their role as public health practitioners. It also helps medical professionals understand the critical role that the built environment plays in the health and well-being of occupants.
For those seeking to become WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs), this workshop provides a strong foundation for understanding the basics of the standard and project timeline.
- Identify the purpose, key components, and structure of the WELL Building Standard
- Discuss the health basis for the Concepts and Features of the WELL Building Standard
- Understand successful strategies for meeting the requirements of the WELL Features
- Learn about WELL resources and how to become a WELL Accredited Professional
Tickets are $225 for USGBC National Capital Region members and $325 for nonmembers. Nonmembers can also take advantage of our Membership Special, and purchase a ticket and membership together for $275 (a $300 to $325 value). Your ticket includes:
- Access to workshop
- GBCI and AIA hours
- Digital copy of WELL Building Standard
- Lunch provided on site
About the WELL Building Standard
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in the buildings. WELL focuses on seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. Pioneered by Delos, the WELL Building Standard is grounded in evidence-based medical research that demonstrates the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. The WELL Building Standard is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). www.WELLcertified.com
WELL Building Standard: Attendees are encouraged to download the WELL Building Standard.
WELL Certification Guidebook: The Guidebook provides an overview of the WELL Certification process for v1 projects, including a verification table that displays the type of documentation relevant to each Feature under v1 of the WELL Building Standard.
Our Instructor: Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP
At Delos, Dr. Whitney Austin Gray leads is responsible for the oversight of research and the development of innovative strategies that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design. Prior to joining Delos, Dr. Gray served as the Health Research and Innovation Director for Cannon Design, a global healthcare design firm and the MedStar Institute for Innovation. She holds dual appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University and she is an invited presenter at national and international conferences on behalf of the WELL Building Standard. Dr. Gray received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was the first public health professional to become LEED AP.
Please note USGBC-NCR can refund tickets up to two weeks before this event, but will withhold a 20% service fee.