Measuring Wellness in the Built Environment

Measuring Wellness in the Built Environment

October 2015

The WELL Building Standard® developed by Delos is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on human wellness within the built environment. It identifies specific conditions, that when holistically integrated into building architecture and design, enhance the health and well-being of the occupants. To assess the effectiveness of the WELL Building standard, a study was conducted in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Shanghai; with a fourth location in San Francisco serving as a control group. The study measured the effects of redesigning office workspaces on: employee performance, engagement and happiness, and direct measures of speed and cost of business processes, before and after the design changes to the workspace.

Keywords: Los Angeles Summit 2015, WELL Building Standard, Well-being, Air Quality, Water Quality, Lighting, Fitness

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