Our personal and professional development never stops: learning, exploring and discovering are an integral part of our work. That’s how we can inspire you too. The primary focus of our current research is on the relationship between employee engagement, burnout and the ten WELL concepts as described on this page. To better understand this relationship:
- We take an active part in academic research projects and produce reports on them. This is our way of contributing to the continued development of our industry.
- We attend conferences, are involved in professional associations and regularly go on educational trips in search of inspiration.
- We create links between partners and colleagues, thereby building networks in which we can learn and develop our knowledge together.
- We participate in the WELL research advisory and contribute to the development of the WELL research agenda, advise on emerging research trends, and collaborate on research projects that inform the evolution of the WELL Building Standard.
The WELL Air concept aims to achieve high levels of indoor air quality across a building’s lifetime through diverse strategies that include source elimination or reduction, active and passive building design and operation strategies and human behaviour interventions.
The WELL Water concept covers aspects of the quality, distribution and control of liquid water in a building. It includes features that address the availability and contaminant thresholds of drinking water, as well as features targeting the management of water to avoid damage to building materials and environmental conditions.
The WELL Nourishment concept requires the availability of fruits and vegetables and nutritional transparency. It encourages the creation of food environments, where the healthiest choice is the easiest choice.
The WELL Light concept promotes exposure to light and aims to create lighting environments that promote visual, mental and biological health.
The WELL Movement concept promotes physical activity in everyday life through environmental design, policies and programs to ensure that movement opportunities are integrated into the fabric of our culture, buildings and communities.
The WELL Thermal Comfort concept aims to promote human productivity and provide a maximum level of thermal comfort among all building users through improved HVAC system design and control and by meeting individual thermal preferences.
The WELL Sound concept aims to bolster occupant health and well-being through the identification and mitigation of acoustical comfort parameters that shape occupant experiences in the built environment.
The WELL Materials concept aims to reduce human exposure, whether direct or through environmental contamination, to chemicals that may impact health during the construction, remodeling, furnishing and operation of buildings.
The WELL Community concept aims to support access to essential healthcare, build a culture of health that accommodates diverse population needs and establish an inclusive, engaged occupant community.
The WELL Mind concept promotes mental health through policy, program and design strategies that seek to address the diverse factors that influence cognitive and emotional well-being.