WELL Certification

Healthy Buildings Focused on People

The need for spaces that directly aim to enhance human health and well-being has never been greater, so now’s the time to achieve your WELL Building Standard accreditation. As one of the UK’s only registered WELL Performance Testing Organisations, we provide exclusive Performance Testing Agents that are available to test the health and wellbeing of your building and provide rock-solid data and evidence of the building’s performance. Our partnership with the International WELL Building Institute means we can provide expert advice for your WELL Building Standard project and take care of practical support, additional reporting and performance testing, so you can achieve the desired WELL certification. 

WELL Certification

Healthy Buildings Focused on People

The need for spaces that directly aim to enhance human health and well-being has never been greater, so now’s the time to achieve your WELL Building Standard accreditation. As one of the UK’s only registered WELL Performance Testing Organisations, we provide exclusive Performance Testing Agents that are available to test the health and wellbeing of your building and provide rock-solid data and evidence of the building’s performance. Our partnership with the International WELL Building Institute means we can provide expert advice for your WELL Building Standard project and take care of practical support, additional reporting and performance testing, so you can achieve the desired WELL certification. 

Benefits of WELL Certification

The WELL Factor

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Spaces that can offer high quality health and wellbeing standards are in increasing demand. WELL certification provides the tangible assurance that occupants will be provided with the best possible surroundings to work, live and play. As a proven method to enhance productivity, attract and retain top talent and improve overall performance, it’s no wonder more organisations are seeking WELL certification. The benefits can be demonstrated through your sustainability and ESG reporting as you display the positive human and social metrics achieved. This will not only enhance your reputation but also increase the value of your real estate portfolio, helping you outpace leasing rates in a competitive market landscape. 

83%

of people feel more productive in WELL certified spaces

50%

drop in employee absenteeism in 1 year

100+

Fortune 500 companies have achieved WELL certification

10 years

 in development, backed by latest scientific research 

Our WELL Expertise

Pushing the Boundaries

Raising health and wellbeing standards is our priority. As one of the UK’s only registered WELL Performance Testing Organisations (PTO), our expert team offer curative measures before actual testing (Pre-Testing), or they can go straight to formal testing, meaning you can achieve the highest level of indoor environmental quality. Whether you want to certify your new development or apply WELL at scale across your entire portfolio, our expert team can help select the right WELL accreditation for you 

Our WELL Expertise

Pushing the Boundaries

Raising health and wellbeing standards is our priority. As one of the UK’s only registered WELL Performance Testing Organisations (PTO), our expert team offer curative measures before actual testing (Pre-Testing), or they can go straight to formal testing, meaning you can achieve the highest level of indoor environmental quality. Whether you want to certify your new development or apply WELL at scale across your entire portfolio, our expert team can help select the right WELL accreditation for you 

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As the first globally recognised industry standard to quantify and benchmark health and wellbeing in buildings, it has a range of performance-based options including WELL principles, WELL enabled and bespoke WELL. There are ten concepts in WELL that consist of features with distinct health intents. We work with you to ensure you score highly in each of these areas and advise when flexible optimisations can be made. This way you can ensure you achieve the maximum score and reach your overall health and wellbeing goals. 

10 Concepts of WELL Certification

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10 Concepts of WELL Certification

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As the first globally recognised industry standard to quantify and benchmark health and wellbeing in buildings, it has a range of performance-based options including WELL principles, WELL enabled and bespoke WELL. There are ten concepts in WELL that consist of features with distinct health intents. We work with you to ensure you score highly in each of these areas and advise when flexible optimisations can be made. This way you can ensure you achieve the maximum score and reach your overall health and wellbeing goals. 

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Our experts will be happy to speak with you. 

Additional Sustainable Solutions

People + Planet = WELL + BREEAM

It is easier to adapt to WELL certification if your project is already targeting BREEAM. Our expert team can help you target WELL more efficiently and align both to achieve a more impactful building. Like BREEAM, this works with existing and new builds, and whether you want to certify your new development or apply WELL at scale to cover your entire portfolio, WELL has an option for you. The main difference is WELL involves performance-based systems and is the first industry standard to quantify and benchmark health and wellbeing. 

35%

of BREEAM credits are equivalent or aligned to WELL  

What About LEED?

LEED is a popular rating system designed by the USGBC and also provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. Our LEED Accredited Professional service makes the process straightforward, ensuring you have a robust LEED strategy from the outset and providing access to specialist consultants for support and guidance at all stages. It can be difficult to understand how this North American standard translates to UK and European requirements, so our team transpose exactly what is needed for an efficient assessment and accreditation when this is the certification of choosing.  

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All Round Support Beyond WELL

As a multi-disciplinary sustainability consultancy, we offer a wide range of solutions that compliment and assist WELL certification. Our experienced team are able to consider your full sustainability needs and build you a complete environmental strategy that incorporates more than just WELL assessments. Bringing in our experts at the early stages of your building, means you can maximise the potential of your project and reach your ambitious sustainability goals. 

WELL Case Studies

Achieving Healthy Ambitions

We have been working with a variety of organisations to  deliver high quality, healthy buildings. Our experts help clients discover ambitious ways to create vibrant and energetic spaces so that they can achieve the highest WELL certification possible. Explore our WELL examples below from some of our highest achieving projects. 

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Platinum Results

Eight Versa was selected to conduct pre-testing and WELL PV testing for a renovated Myo flexible office space within Landsec’s Dashwood building. The project encompassed four office floors, a ground-floor lobby, and basement facilities including showers and changing rooms. Initially aiming for WELL Gold certification, Eight Versa collaborated effectively with Cundall, a WELL AP, to streamline the testing process. Surpassing its goals, the project attained a WELL Platinum rating, positioning Myo Liverpool Street among the top ten healthiest spaces in the UK. 

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Platinum Results

Eight Versa was selected to conduct pre-testing and WELL PV testing for a renovated Myo flexible office space within Landsec’s Dashwood building. The project encompassed four office floors, a ground-floor lobby, and basement facilities including showers and changing rooms. Initially aiming for WELL Gold certification, Eight Versa collaborated effectively with Cundall, a WELL AP, to streamline the testing process. Surpassing its goals, the project attained a WELL Platinum rating, positioning Myo Liverpool Street among the top ten healthiest spaces in the UK. 

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Recognised Achievements

PVH’s European headquarters in Amsterdam is home to the brilliant minds of the iconic fashion brands Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. In order to create a space that was vibrant, diverse and invigorating they targeted LEED certification to deliver a healthy campus.  By helping them measure and track building operations such as energy, water and waste we were able to benchmark against buildings all over the world. As we dove deeper into the building’s carbon footprint including the ongoing operations and maintenance emissions, we advised on best practices that also minimised project features that could present risks to occupant health. The PVH Campus achieved the prestigious LEED EBOM Gold certification and were recognised for their commitment to accelerating climate action specifically on energy performance, location and transportation.  

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Recognised Achievements

PVH’s European headquarters in Amsterdam is home to the brilliant minds of the iconic fashion brands Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. In order to create a space that was vibrant, diverse and invigorating they targeted LEED certification to deliver a healthy campus.  By helping them measure and track building operations such as energy, water and waste we were able to benchmark against buildings all over the world. As we dove deeper into the building’s carbon footprint including the ongoing operations and maintenance emissions, we advised on best practices that also minimised project features that could present risks to occupant health. The PVH Campus achieved the prestigious LEED EBOM Gold certification and were recognised for their commitment to accelerating climate action specifically on energy performance, location and transportation.  

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Targeting the Top Certification

We were appointed by Lamington Group to support their WELL certification ambitions for room2 Belfast, Northern Ireland’s first hometel. At room2 they are fully committed to creating environments that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing and so we worked closely with them to create initiatives on-site that include the ten concepts making up the WELL Standard. This vibrant and eco-friendly space is targeting WELL Platinum certification and is an example of their ambition to provide the healthiest space for occupants. 

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Targeting the Top Certification

We were appointed by Lamington Group to support their WELL certification ambitions for room2 Belfast, Northern Ireland’s first hometel. At room2 they are fully committed to creating environments that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing and so we worked closely with them to create initiatives on-site that include the ten concepts making up the WELL Standard. This vibrant and eco-friendly space is targeting WELL Platinum certification and is an example of their ambition to provide the healthiest space for occupants. 

Lamington

WELL Certification FAQs

You might have questions about the WELL certification process. Here we have addressed a few of the typical WELL questions we get asked:

WELL is not actually an acronym. WELL is short for the WELL Building Standard

The WELL Building Standard is a framework for buildings and organisations to deliver impactful spaces that enhance human health and wellbeing. It has been built by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to improve building performance for the benefit of its occupants.  

WELL certification operates on a points-based system that considers performance outcomes for various policy, design and operational strategies. With the points achieved, organisations can either achieve Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.  

Both certifications focus on health and wellbeing performance for buildings. However, there are slight differences between the two. LEED sways its attention more towards the building itself and includes other environmental factors, however WELL is purely focused on human health.  

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Get in touch to learn more. 

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