The WELL Building Standard is the first of its kind, introduced to the building and construction industry by the International WELL Building Institution in 2014. The standard created by the institution helps to promote health and wellness in buildings for the benefit of the community.
When certifying a building, features such as air, water, light, comfort, nourishment, fitness and mind are taken into consideration. If a building can meet a certain standard in these areas they will be awarded a WELL Certification, the highest certification available.
Recently, the International Towers in Barangaroo were awarded the WELL Certification, helping Australia to maintain their place at the forefront of healthy buildings worldwide. At the current time Australia has the third highest number of buildings certified worldwide, following the United States and China.
This certification is a step in a positive direction for the industry as it sets a certain standard for contractors and promotes sustainable living and efficiency with reward! Which will lead to a future of better buildings, safer environments and happy tenants.