Concepts and features
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) consists of features across the eleven concepts that comprehensively address not only the design and operations of buildings, but also how they impact and influence human behaviors related to health and well-being.
The WELL Air concept aims to ensure high levels of indoor air quality across a building’s lifetime through diverse strategies that include source elimination or reduction, active and passive building design and operation strategies and human behavior interventions.
The WELL Water concept covers aspects of the quality, distribution and control of liquid water in a building. It includes features that address the availability and contaminant thresholds of drinking water, as well as features targeting the management of water to avoid damage to building materials and environmental conditions.
The WELL Nourishment concept requires the availability of fruits and vegetables and nutritional transparency and encourages the creation of food environments where the healthiest choice is the easiest choice.
The WELL Light concept promotes exposure to light and aims to create lighting environments that are optimal for visual, mental and biological health.
The WELL Movement concept promotes movement, physical activity and active living and discourages sedentary behaviors through environmental design strategies, programs and policies