Three employees amongst first WELL Accredited Professionals
Heidi Creighton (Los Angeles) and Phil Hampshire (Bath) were amongst the first people to become WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL AP™).
The achievement demonstrates their extensive knowledge of human health and wellness in the built environment, and the WELL Building Standard™.
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions. It promises to transform the building industry through providing knowledge, guidance and rewarding the design of healthier buildings. The standard builds on and complements the green building movement to also consider human health and wellbeing.
WELL assessor Dr. Hampshire commented “The benefits of the standard include creating healthier and happier places for people that help support business drivers such as improved productivity, talent attraction and retention, and employee satisfaction. We are really proud to be part of such an important link between design, engineering, the wellbeing of people and businesses performance.“ The standard is formed around 7 key concepts that impact on human health and wellbeing. These include, Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.
Through addressing each concept, certification can be achieved through integrating various features into the design, specification and operational strategies for a building. Each feature in WELL is explicitly connected to how it impacts various body systems that affect the health of people.
“When we design a built environment that aims for a beneficial relationship with its occupants, a symbiosis develops. We must care for our buildings and they must care for us. The WELL Standard, with its emphasis on human health and wellness as a top priority, is a great tool for us to accomplish this goal and create environments that people thrive in. “ said Heidi Creighton.
For more information on how Buro Happold can help your project achieve WELL certification, please contact WELL assessors Heidi Creighton (US) or Phil Hampshire (UK). For more information on other Health, Wellbeing and Productivity services please click here.