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Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

GBCI: 0920003583

Overview of the WELL Building Standard, covering benefits, structure, and the certification process


Note: This course was updated on January 25, 2017.

Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU/HSW

Published on: April 20, 2015

Average: 4.2 (335 votes)
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The Introduction to the WELL Building Standard presentation provides an overview of the WELL Building Standard ideology, structure, and certification process. The medical basis for the concept categories is introduced along with design and construction strategies to create healthy buildings. The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people. This presentation will introduce how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework.

Objectives

  1. Articulate the financial, societal, and environmental benefits of WELL certification
  2. Identify the role of the International Well Building Institute and the WELL Building Standard
  3. Recognize the structure of the WELL Building Standard
  4. Explain the 7 concepts of the WELL Building standard, the strategies to achieve them, and the health impacts they address
  5. Summarize the certification process of the WELL Building Standard
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International WELL Building Institute
Washington, DC
United States

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National Accounts Manager, Progress/Hubbell Lighting
4

Very informative. I only took a star off because the speaker IS a little fast.

Full Time Student, UMES at the Universities at Shady Grove
5

Excellent presentation. It's about time that we started focusing on human health and wellbeing!

Project Architect, JLG Architects
3

Informative, but could be repackaged to be more exciting.

Commercial Property Manager, Beacon Real Estate Services
4

Informative but the moderator is too fast.

5

Great!

Research Associate, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
3

Very informative

Sales Representative, Supreme Industrial Products Inc.
4

GREAT

Senior Technical Consultant
4

Very informative introduction to WELL

Consultant, 6S Advisors
3

basic

Architect, Bona Architecture & Design, PC
3

Very informative & concise course detailing an overview.

Architect, Bona Architecture & Design, PC
3

Very informative & concise course detailing an overview.

Interior Designer, Ethan Allen
4

Lots of great content, I appreciate the continuous review of objectives to check for understanding. I feel more confident to pursue the WELL AP accreditation with this foundation.

Director/Chief Architect, Jiang Architects & Engineers
4

Good introduction!

5

good introduction to WELL

4

Useful introduction

Director of Product Application Strategies, OFS Brands, INC.
5

Very informative, clear and a concise introduction into the standard.

Director of Product Application Strategies, OFS Brands, INC.
5

Very informative, clear and a concise introduction into the standard.

Estimating Assistant, Weis Builders
5

Very interesting new concept.

Architect, STG Design
3

First component did not play.

Architect, PCA Prellwitz/ Chilinski Associates
3

informative

PARTNER, ENGINEERING & SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, STUDIO DOMUS
5

Fast and informative. Great WELL 101.

4

Little fast but overall very informative and helpful intro

Project Manager, IKM Incorporated
4

Very clear.

Construction Project Scheduler, Clark Construction Group, LLC
3

This is the third time I have taken this quiz. The first two times i got a score of 90 and 100 percent respectively, however at the end, I am not provided a certificate of completion. This needs to be fixed, otherwise I am wasting my time on your site.

Thank you,

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Mark, I apologize you are having difficulties with the quiz for this course. Once you pass the quiz you should immediately see an option to download the certificate. Unfortunately, I don't see a record of your taking the quiz so I can't be of any help with certificate. If you take the quiz again and don't get a certificate option when complete please take a screenshot and email us at www.gbci.org/contact. We would be happy to troubleshoot

Construction Project Scheduler, Clark Construction Group, LLC
3

This is the third time I have taken this quiz. The first two times i got a score of 90 and 100 percent respectively, however at the end, I am not provided a certificate of completion. This needs to be fixed, otherwise I am wasting my time on your site.

Thank you,

Senior Precon manager, MEP, Balfour Beatty Construction
4

I thought the presentation went too quickly not allowing sufficient time for note taking.

Student, National University of Singapore
5

Very good information

Architect, HKS Inc.
4

Well developed and presented content. Some graphics were a bit cheesy, and there were a few typos, but good overall.

4

Some basic errors that should not be there but very informative....

Field Engineer, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
4

Informative and hit new areas for me

Project Manager, Warfel Construction Company
5

good.

Lighting engineer, Specials Lighting Design
5

Tells you what you need to know.

Senior Superintendent
5

Very informative and well put together, easy to follow along.

Booz Allen Hamilton
3

I thought this was a good set of videos but I was surprised at the mistakes in it. Sometimes there would be 5 or so things on the slide and the reader only mentioned 4, or the reader would read the slide and use a different word than on the slide. The most glaring error is the slide about the human body systems that apply with regard to air, the pictures didn't match up with the systems with which they were labeled. You would think an organization this big would have a quality control department and pay more attention to detail. Isn't getting a certification all about detail!

Mechanical Designer, PerryCrabb

Thank you for pointing that out. I thought I had somehow forgotten what I learned in my "Intro to Anatomy" class.

Mechanical Designer, PerryCrabb

Thank you for pointing that out. I thought I had somehow forgotten what I learned in my "Intro to Anatomy" class.

Mechanical Designer, PerryCrabb

Thank you for pointing that out. I thought I had somehow forgotten what I learned in my "Intro to Anatomy" class.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your honest feedback regarding the Intro to WELL course. I have shared this feedback with our Education Partner staff to address the issues noted.

Director of Sustainability, Gunlocke
5

Very basic but it provided a really nice 10,000 foot overview!

5

well is a great rating system that connect people health with building design and operation,

4

Thanks for the introductory webinar. I was a cursory look, dipping into each of the 7 categories.

PM, LEED AP, Arcadia Thailand Co.,Ltd.
5

Very WELL presented!

LEED Consultant, Indra Sistemas, S.A.
5

The course is very interesting. All general concepts are explained correctly.
This course is very useful to understand the WELL certification global process.

Technical Sales Rep, Hunter Panels
5

VERY interested in pursuing this credential!

Peckham, Guyton, Albers & Viets, Inc.
4

Informative

Senior Architect, HLG Contracting
5

Great Insight.

Junior Architect , Helpern Architects, PC
5

GREAT!

Student, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
4

Very insightful

Consultant, NECG
4

good information.

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