WELL Building Standard®
WELL Building Standard® is the first building standard focused solely on health and well-being of building´s occupants. It offers a framework to help improve health and well-being for everyone that visits, works in, or experiences the building or interior. The WELL Building Standard® is managed and administered by The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
WELL Building Standard® 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 projects are third-party certified through IWBI’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) – the certification body for the LEED Green Building Rating System.
Why go for WELL certification?
At NATURAL SOLUTIONS, we believe that healthy and sustainable practices should be an integral part of any business.
It is no news that emotional stress is one of the most common causes of illness today – from headaches, depression to cancer or heart disease. According to a survey of over 500 employees in the UAE, 42% of people felt their office environment was stressful. Since today’s people spend most of their time indoors, it is essential to eliminate stressors and create an environment that promotes and support health and well-being.
Many studies point to the influence of the environment on the human psyche, and the associated motivation, productivity or creativity. Elements such as plenty of daylight, proper acoustics, greenery, workplace ergonomics or access to healthy food are repeatedly referred to by interior users as the most desirable.
As post-certification surveys show, an integrated approach according to the WELL standard significantly increases satisfaction, productivity, perceived physical or mental health, decreases turnover rate, absenteeism or presenteeism in the workplace.
Last but not least, not only your employees, customers or tenants benefit from WELL certification. Since up to 90% of the company’s operating costs are made up of personnel costs, then reducing inefficient work, turnover or incapacity for work and at the same time increasing motivation or productivity represents a significant financial saving for the company.
OUR SERVICES FOR WELL CERTIFICATION
As the WELL Accredited Professionals, we will guide projects through the certification process and can act as a one-stop shop to assist with completing the necessary documentation. By partnering with full-service building service firms and other professionals as technical experts, we offer an end-to-end service.
We evaluate to which extent the building and your interior design meets the requirements for certification and where there are opportunities for improvement.
Through certified project managers we ensure smooth project management of the whole process from registration to successful certification.
We will advise you on how to improve the individual parameters and provide the necessary professional studies and assessments.
INDOOR ENVIRONMENT TESTING
We provide testing of indoor environment parameters according to requirements – lighting, air, acoustics.