WELL Standards

WELL Building Standards for Lighting

Studies have shown that people may suffer ill effects from working or spending time in spaces with poor quality light. Perhaps the light is too bright, affecting the workers' circadian rhythm. Or maybe an office worker may develop vision problems because of task lighting with too much glare. These are issues that could be solved by following the WELL lighting standards.

Dimming capabilities, circadian tunability, color quality, high CRI and low-glare LED light output are some of the many ways Visa Lighting can help you achieve your WELL Standards goal.

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An Overview of v1 and v2 WELL Certification

Unlike LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), WELL isn’t an acronym. It is short for well-being building standards. WELL standards focus on the health of people within spaces.

Guided by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system to transform buildings, organizations, and communities with a “people first” approach. WELL standards are like a roadmap for organizations to demonstrate wellness strategies that create and potentially certify spaces that advance human health and well-being.

Backed by the latest scientific research, WELL sets guidelines for creating health-first factors that help people by supporting physical and mental health across WELL’s 10 core Concepts – air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind, and community.