Interest in healthy environments is growing, and LEED and WELL design will be key in building plans that achieve wellness goals.
The Genesee Valley Regional Association of Healthcare Engineers (GVRAHE), which gathers monthly for continuous improvement in the health care engineering and facilities management professions, recently held a virtual program on healthy buildings.
Erdman Anthony’s Rachel Stuckey, PE, LEED AP, BEMP, CEA, EBCP, WELL AP, and HOLT Architects’ Krysta Aten-Schell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, shared their knowledge of the WELL Building Standard during the lunchtime program. Their presentation highlighted the documented benefits of a WELL-certified environment for both employees and companies. Individuals experience increased productivity and improved satisfaction at work, while companies enjoy a return on investment in both human and business metrics. These include:
- 79% positive impact on occupant satisfaction
- 75% positive impact on building lease rate
- 62% positive impact on building value
Rachel and Krysta also emphasized the importance of shared goals among owners, architects, and engineers.
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