Where the Health and Wellness Movement Meets Building Design

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Where the Health and Wellness Movement Meets Building Design

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first institution worldwide to be WELL Certified Platinum – Pilot Program, the highest rating awarded by IWBI, for its Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL). The CSL has also achieved the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, and four-star certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES). Photograph by Daniel Overbey.

Originally published on September 6, 2016 by BNP Media through the Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing Blog.

An emerging body of work is showing that our buildings have a profound impact on our health, well-being, happiness and productivity. The built environment can shape our habits and choices, regulate our sleep-wake cycle, drive us toward healthy and unhealthy choices, and passively influence our health through the quality of our surroundings.

But how does a project team move decisively toward realizing a building solution that addresses human health in a comprehensive manner?

Enter WELL.

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