A new rating that recognises excellence in healthy building performance has been launched by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) with support from leaders across the smart buildings sector.
The WELL Performance Rating provides a roadmap for organizations to demonstrate excellence in occupant experience and building performance across key indoor environmental quality (IEQ) indicators related to air quality, water quality, thermal comfort, acoustics and lighting. It consists of features drawn from the WELL Building Standard (WELL) along with new strategies and features that call for specific leadership thresholds. It be earned as a standalone designation or a milestone toward a single-building certification or enterprise commitment.
As well as recognising excellence, through the achievement of the rating, organizations can garner intelligence to drive better business performance and strengthen organizational culture through the use of sensor networks, onsite tests and surveys that assess employee perceptions of their health, well-being and performance while in the building.
WELL Performance Rating accelerates the path to make buildings smarter for human health
Launched during the opening session of the WELL Summit, Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO, IWBI said the WELL Performance Rating would accelerate the path to make buildings smarter for human health and unlock the use of new technologies and more intelligent approaches to improve and enhance well-being and performance.
She commented: “Thanks to the contributions of our collaborators from across the globe, the rating will connect building performance with the experience of the people inside, allowing organizations to make actionable what was once invisible through data and occupant insights.”
The creation of this rating was a collaborative effort, with contributions from world-class experts and leading companies, including Carrier, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Panasonic, Schneider Electric, SGS and Trane Technologies, working alongside the IWBI Performance Advisory, WELL Performance Testing Organizations (PTOs) and WELL Enterprise Providers (EPs).
Organizations currently enrolled in the WELL Performance Rating span all industries and building types, signalling the rating’s substantial impact across sectors.
The WELL Performance Rating enables us to leverage technology to gather insights on the built environment
Thomas Ummels, Chief Development Officer at Edge Technologies commented: “Edge knows it’s possible to activate people-centricity on a holistic and a personal level. The WELL Performance Rating enables us to leverage technology to gather insights on the built environment in order to make adjustments that unleash human potential. We are proud to continue our WELL journey with IWBI in enrolling for the WELL Performance Rating, making buildings better for people.
“With the roadmap the WELL Performance Rating provides, there is enhanced building intelligence through actionable visibility of the levers that adjust our environments,” said Jade Dauser, Corporate Real Estate and Technology Services Leader at EY. “This can improve the well-being of visitors and tenants alike. With IWBI’s WELL Performance Rating, EY can use real-time data to make impactful changes.”
The newly launched WELL Performance Rating from IWBI is a gold standard
Quaiser Parvez, CEO of Nucleus Office Parks, added: “The newly launched WELL Performance Rating from IWBI is a gold standard and will help us continuously monitor and improve the ongoing performance of our buildings. We at Nucleus Office Parks are excited to partner with IWBI at the launch of the WELL Performance Rating and create new benchmarks in health and wellness in the built out and operating environment in India.”
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