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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.

WELL is managed and administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment.

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 of its occupants. WELL Certified™ spaces and WELL Compliant™ core and shell developments can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, and sleep patterns.

The WELL Building Standard® is third-party certified by the Green Business Certification Incorporation (GBCI), which administers the LEED certification program and the LEED professional credentialing program.

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Vice President/Chief Lighting Designer, AURORA LIGHTING DESIGN CO. LTD.
Hi,Paul, I was in the meeting on May 11th in Beijing. Very excited about Well standard. Unfortunately I missed today's training session as my client called for a meeting days ago. and I would like to explore more about Well. Anyway, Ms Chen, the hoster at 11th meeting annouced that there is a downloadable document around 200 pages about Well Standard Guideline, but I can' find the document in this website. Could you please let me know how to access to the resource? Another question is about Well AP, will that be certified in China sometime soon?
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
We have free, updated resources available (http://www.wellcertified.com/resources), including Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.wellcertified.com/faq), and the October 8, 2015 article, "WELL professional credential: becoming a WELL AP" (http://www.usgbc.org/articles/well-professional-credential-becoming-well-ap).
Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council
You might be referring to one of two documents: 1. The WELL Building Standard (200+ pages), available here: http://www.wellcertified.com/standard 2. WELL Certification Guidebook (20+ pages), available here: http://www.wellcertified.com/sites/default/files/documents/WELL-Certific... As for the WELL AP, we'll get back in touch soon once it's available!
Founding Principal, Humann Building Solutions, LLC
WELL is really gaining momentum and that is a very good thing. The alignment of WELL with LEED and Living Building Challenge is really good. The advisory board has so many USGBC people contributing positively to the collaboration speaks loudly for inclusivity. The International WELL Building Institute staff are really working hard for positive benefit and are already a B-Corp walking the talk.

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