The following is a quick recap of the LEED rating system; below is information about the WELL rating information.
What is LEED?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
- 2.2 million + square feet is LEED certified every day with more than 92,000 projects using LEED.
- Flexible. LEED works for all building types anywhere. LEED is in over 165 countries and territories.
- Sustainable. LEED buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health.
- ValueLEED buildings attract tenants, cost less to operate and boost employee productivity and retention.
WHAT IS WELL?
The WELL Building Standard® is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.
WELL is managed and administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment.
WELL 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 Certified™ spaces and WELL Compliant™ core and shell developments can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, and sleep patterns.
The WELL Building Standard® is third-party certified by the Green Business Certification Incorporation (GBCI), which administers the LEED certification program and the LEED professional credentialing program.
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