We all know that buildings have the ability to improve or deteriorate the health of their inhabitants. There are several ‘sick’ buildings whose occupants complain of illness and poor health due to mold, dampness and other less than healthy conditions. On the other hand, buildings with good ventilation, air flow, indoor plants, eco-friendly designing etc […]
Continuing education or “CE” hours are the hours LEED professionals spend in credential maintenance activities. CE hours are calculated differently depending on the activity. If you are a LEED Green Associate, you must earn 15 CE hours (three must be LEED-specific) every two years to maintain your credential. Twelve of those hours can be “general”, […]
It is a known fact that spending time outdoors is good for our physical and mental health. Now a new research undertaken at the University of Exeter reveals that spending a minimum of two hours amidst nature every week boosts our overall health and mental well being. According the University, “people who spend at least […]
FREE GBCI/LEED & AIA CE OPPORTUNITY! This course is ideal for building professionals, students and those invested in their wellness or interested in learning more. Examine the latest green building rating system- the WELL Building Standard. Focusing on the health and well-being of building occupants while implementing sustainable building practices, the WELL Building Standard complements […]
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Healthy is the new green — in the building industry, at least. In a move that aims to make it easier for green building projects to achieve both the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM, the International WELL Building Institute and BRE have teamed up to identify alignments between the two standards and streamline the process […]
Our Director of Sustainability passed the new WELL AP Exam using GBRI’s WELL AP Exam Preparation Program. Let’s have an inside look at the WELL AP exam through the eyes of Jeslin Varghese.
The WELL Building Standard: What is it? For those of you who are just getting started with WELL, The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. It takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment addressing behavior, operations and […]
The financial benefits of green building have been well established. Studies have repeatedly shown green building certification such as LEED and BREEAM lead to lower operating costs, such as reduced utility bills and lower total lifecycle costs.
When Journal of Commerce correspondent Richard Gilbert wrote about the WELL Building Standard five months ago, it was the first time I’d heard of it. His article was about a mixed-use development in Kelowna, B.C. that was striving to become the first WELL certified project in Canada. I made a mental note to check in […]