Healthy building basics
There is an ever-growing body of knowledge and scientific research supporting links between the environment and health. The healthy buildings movement aims to translate these insights into the practices of architects, engineers, facility managers and organisational management to deliver spaces and places that enable people to thrive.
We have developed and refined our services relative to two key certification programmes helping to shape and define achievements for the property industry - the WELL Building Standard™, and RESET.
The WELL Building Standard™
Since its launch in 2014, WELL has catalysed the international healthy buildings movement, providing a rigorous, scientific approach to health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Buildings that earn WELL Certification signal to the world that they put people first. Flexible for all building types, with options to customise your approach to suit your organisational goals, WELL offers a framework to help improve health and well-being for everyone that interacts with your building.
WELL Features are organised under 7 concept areas, spanning building design, construction and operational dimensions. Strategies leverage insights from the fields of medicine, public health, environmental and behavioural psychology, with the explicit aim of reducing exposure to potential toxins as well as cultivating healthy habits, including diet, exercise regime, and sleep habits.
Seven WELL concepts of healthy buildings
RESET Air is the world’s first building standard and certification scheme to assess the health performance of indoor spaces in real-time. It defines technical specifications for reliable, robust monitoring devices that strike a suitable balance between affordability and accuracy, and also defines an installation protocol to drive consistency and comparability of data.
RESET Air also offers certification of projects that demonstrate certain indoor air quality parameters are met and maintained during occupied hours. Minimum and high performance targets are defined for each of these 5 key elements, which must be monitored on a continuous basis and communicated to the RESET Cloud.
The 5 indoor environmental parameters monitored under RESET Air
≤2.5 micrometer diameter
volatile organic compounds