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WELL v2 Pilot Now Live

In the three years since the launch of the WELL Building Standard, there's been an explosion of interest in the idea of buildings as health intervention tools. Better data, more research, and additional evidence are demonstrating that the impact of buildings can be an even larger contributor to your health than previously thought. The WELL v2 Pilot is the next step in the evolution of the world's premier health and wellness tool.

The changes you'll find in WELL v2 are built off six main principles. The next version of the standard is designed to be: equitable, global, evidence based, technically robust, collaboratively developed with the community of users, and resilient. That led to a lot of changes and refinements to the standard.

The next version of WELL has been designed to keep pushing the technology, the science, and overall building practice so the standard can live up to its goals – better buildings that help people thrive.

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Better buildings are WELL.

WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and wellbeing.

WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. WELL Certified spaces and WELL Core and Shell Compliant developments can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of its occupants. Certification allows building owners and employers to know that their space is performing as intended to support human health and wellness.

The Connection to LEED

WELL is designed to work harmoniously with LEED and other international leading green building systems. In addition, third-party certification for WELL is provided through the International WELL Building Institute's (IWBI) collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the same organization that administers LEED certification. A number of overlapping features exist between WELL and LEED, which are described in detail in the appendices of the WELL Building Standard.

Canadian WELL Certified projects

Toronto-Dominion Centre
222 Bay St, Toronto

WELL Gold certified

First project in North America to certify its entire building to WELL Gold

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MNP Tower, 1021 West
Hastings St, Vancouver

WELL Gold certified

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CBRE office, 1021 W.
Hastings St, Vancouver

WELL Gold certified

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Teknion Toronto Showroom
120 Bremner Blvd, Toronto

WELL Silver certified

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CBRE Canadian Head Office
800-2005 Sheppard Ave E, North York

WELL Silver certified

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The Seven Concepts of the WELL Building Standard

WELL measures attributes of buildings that impact occupant health by looking at seven factors, or concepts.

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