29 Oct '12, 9pm

Make Your Buildings WELL: A New Design Standard for Health

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Make Your Buildings WELL: A New Design Standard for Health This diagram—a representation of the Delos Real Estate wellness database—shows the complex interactions between human health and the built environment, according to creators of the WELL Building Standard. By Paula Melton Feeling stressed? Having trouble sleeping? Unable to shed those extra pounds? Maybe your office is to blame—and a new building standard called WELL could help. The standard, now being piloted in homes, offices, and hotel rooms, takes a proprietary set of health-focused design guidelines used by real estate developer Delos and attempts to codify and share them with the world. When you think of “healthy buildings,” indoor air quality and toxic chemicals may be the first things that come to mind, but WELL will take a holistic view, incorporating severa...

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