WELL Accredited Professional Qualification

19 Jan 2017

Wellbeing

Alex Ferguson

Managing Director, Alex Ferguson, has qualified as a WELL Accredited Professional. The WELL AP is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and wellbeing in the built environment and specialisation in the WELL Building Standardâ„¢.

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

"The demonstrated dedication to pursue the WELL AP credential proves the growing importance of developing buildings with people's health and wellness at the centre of design," said Paul Scialla, founder of IWBI. "WELL Accredited Professionals will be at the forefront of this healthy building movement."

WELL Accredited Professionals have demonstrated proficiency in the field of design, health, and wellness in the built environment through the WELL AP exam. The exam is based on the expertise of leading industry practitioners, researchers and physicians, and was developed using GBCI's rigorous test development best practices. It is designed to test a candidate's knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard.

The WELL Building Standard is optimised for commercial and institutional buildings and can be applied to three project typologies:

  1. New and existing building
  2. New and existing interiors
  3. Core and shell compliance

Delta-Simons is currently working with Chetwoods Architects and KTA to support Baytree Logisitics Properties in delivering a major new industrial sector project in the UK, which will not only achieve BREEAM Excellent and EPC "A" ratings, but will also be registered to pursue WELL Building Standard certification.  Read more…

About the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™)

The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment. Public benefit corporations like IWBI are an emerging U.S. structure for corporations committed to balancing public benefits with profitability – harnessing the power of private capital for greater good. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard® (WELL) – a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of buildings that impact the health and wellbeing of the people who live, work, and learn in them.

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% of our time and health and wellness impacts on us as occupants.