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Projects earn WELL Certification by achieving features in seven categories of building performance – air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort, and mind. Each WELL Feature is designed to address issues that impact the health, comfort or knowledge of occupants through design, operations and behavior. The WELL Building Standard can be applied across many real estate sectors, with WELL v1 optimized for commercial and institutional office buildings. WELL is further organized into Project Typologies of New and Existing Buildings, New and Existing Interiors, and Core and Shell, which account for specific considerations that are unique to a particular building type. Pilot Programs are also available for market sectors including retail, multi-family residential, education, restaurant, and commercial kitchen projects. The Seven Concepts of the WELL Building Standard. WELL measures attributes of buildings that impact occupant health by looking at seven factors, or Concepts. Copyright© 2015 by Delos Living LLC. All rights reserved [2].

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WELL + LEED WELL and LEED complement each other in the optimization of healthy and

best possible outcomes for environmental sustainability, and

high performance environments. IWBI welcomes projects to pursue LEED

WELL maximizes the potential for supporting human health

alongside WELL in order to promote both environmental sustainability

and wellness.

and human health. LEED certification is important for achieving the

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