WELL Building Standard ™ for all types of buildings

FOR BUILDINGS OF ALL TYPES
WELL can be applied across many building types and sectors, from brand new restaurants to office building renovations.

NEW AND EXISTING INTERIORS
Applies to commercial interior projects in existing buildings. In WELL Certified buildings that have already pursued Core and Shell Certification, some WELL Features may already apply toward New and Existing Interiors Certification – making this achievement more streamlined.

NEW AND EXISTING BUILDINGS
Applies to new and existing buildings, addressing the full scope of project design and construction, as well as aspects of building operations.

CORE AND SHELL
Applies to projects seeking to implement fundamental features into the entire base building for the benefit of future tenants. It addresses the building structure, window locations and glazing, building proportions, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, and water quality.

EDUCATION (PILOT)
This pilot applies to projects seeking to optimize places of learning where dedicated staff are employed to teach students of any age. Both buildings and facilities that offer fully scheduled days, and those that offer distinct classes that students enroll in at will are eligible.

RETAIL (PILOT)
This pilot applies to projects where consumers can browse and purchase merchandise onsite, and staff are employed in sales functions. Both owner-and tenant-occupied projects are eligible, in addition to those in either stand-alone buildings or that are integrated into larger structures.

RESTAURANT (PILOT)
This pilot applies to locations with indoor and/or outdoor seating where consumers purchase food and dine onsite, either in a self-serve capacity or via waitstaff. Locations that are either take-out only, whose primary source of revenue is the sale of alcoholic beverages, or kitchens (these may be covered under the Commercial Kitchens pilot) are not included in this pilot.

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN (PILOT)
This pilot applies to locations where cooks prepare food for other individuals in the building, and is always paired with another pilot for comprehensiveness, such as Restaurant or Education. Typically, spaces that complete local health inspections are eligible for this pilot – a good rule of thumb for assessing applicability. Note that office kitchenettes and home kitchens are not included.

MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL (PILOT)
This pilot program is relevant for projects with at least five dwelling units in a single building with common structural elements, including apartments, condominiums, townhouses and other residential complexes within all market thresholds (affordable housing, market-rate and luxury). Single-family homes and duplexes are not part of the Multifamily Residential pilot.

OVER 350 PROJECTS ENCOMPASSING OVER 76 MILLION SQUARE FEET ARE UTILIZING WELL

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