Recognize projects that have achieved certification under leading green building rating systems.
WELL aligns with leading green building rating systems and recognizes projects that balance a commitment to environmental sustainability with a commitment to human health. Policies that reduce the environmental impact of buildings contribute to the advancement of human health at the building and community scale. The environment itself can act as a mechanism to promote and reinforce health by providing fresh air, clean water, affordable and accessible food and green spaces for physical activity and social connection. By balancing sustainability and human health considerations, both people and planet can thrive.
Achieve Sustainable Building Certification (5 points)
The project is certified in a green building rating system that meets the following requirements:
Primary goal is to advance sustainability and green practices in built spaces.
Demonstrates leadership and innovation.
Includes transparent development, rating and scoring processes.
Undergoes third-party review to confirm achievement.
Based on supporting scientific, medical and/or industry research.
Viewable online at no cost.
Addresses at least three of the objectives below:
- Reduce contribution to global climate change.
- Enhance individual human health, well-being and vitality.
- Protect and restore water resources.
- Protect, enhance and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services.
- Promote sustainable and regenerative material resource cycles.
- Build a greener economy.
- Enhance community through social equity, environmental justice and quality of life.
Note: Projects receive the full five points in Innovation for achieving a green building rating system that meets the above criteria. Projects cannot receive more than five points for achieving additional green building rating programs. Project must submit proof of certification through WELL Online. Design stage or interim stage certificates are not sufficient.
A list of green building rating systems that have been evaluated by IWBI and found to meet the above criteria can be found at https://v2.wellcertified.com/resources/preapproved-programs.
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