The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has launched the WELL Performance Rating, a new rating that recognizes building owners and operators for achieving excellence in healthy building performance.
The aim is to enhance the well-being and experience of the people inside.
Developed in collaboration with industry leaders in smart building texchnologies, the rating provides a roadmap for organizations to demonstrate excellence in occupant experience and building performance across key indoor environmental quality (IEQ) indicators related to air quality, water quality, thermal comfort, acoustics and lighting.
IWBI president and CEO, Rachel Hodgdon, said the WELL Performance Rating puts everyone on an accelerated path to make buildings smarter for human health, unlocking the use of new technologies and more intelligent approaches to improve and enhance well-being and performance.
“Thanks to the contributions of our collaborators from across the globe, the rating will connect building performance with the experience of the people inside, allowing organizations to make actionable what was once invisible through data and occupant insights,” she said.
Companies involved in the development of the new rating include Carrier, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Panasonic, Schneider Electric, SGS and Trane Technologies.
Ethos Engineering CEO, Greg Hayden, said the company has been an early participant in the new rating.
“We have adopted it at our head office in Dublin, which is on track to become one of the first in Europe to achieve this standard of building performance and analysis,” he said.
Honeywell plans to introduce the WELL Performance Rating at its new corporate headquarters in the United States.
The company’s vice president and general manager of sustainable buildings, Manish Sharma, said the priority is to deliver an unmatched occupant experience to support the well-being of employees and guests while also being conscious of Honeywell’s environmental impact.
The IWBI first announced plans to develop the new rating system in July 2021.