ENHANCE WELL-BEING

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Resilient communities are places where people can thrive.

 

Through a combination of design strategies, operational procedures and behavior modification, the health and well-being

of building occupants can be positively and measurably impacted. Employing WELL Building Standard™ principles, we work

with our clients to determine and design the most appropriate solutions for each project’s unique goals and objectives.

WELL BUILDING STANDARD™ PRINCIPLES

7 WELL BUILDING STANDARD™ 
CONCEPTS
AIR
WATER
NOURISHMENt
LIGHT
FITNESS
COMFORT
MIND

WELL BEING PRINCIPLES

Furniture and finish selections reduced amounts of volatile chemicals and improved indoor air quality.


Prolonged sitting – an unhealthy habit - can be avoided with adjustable height desks in faculty offices. 


Workstations reduce eye strain by including low-glare and intentional brightness contrast features. 

Northwestern University Kresge Centennial Hall Renovation

Communicating stair use improves cardiorespiratory fitness and encourages social interaction.


Vibrant murals at major stair landings express culture and spirit, creating a positive impact on mood.

 
Natural light is available in all learning and work spaces, improving mood, alertness, and overall health.

Wheaton College Meyer Science Center

Material and finish selections minimize exposure to known or suspected health hazards such as flame retardants and phthalates.


Water bottle fillers located every 100 feet on each floor to encourage proper hydration.


Building designed to meet accessibility standards and employs universal design principles in many of the labs.

Triton College Health & Science Careers

Communicating stair use improves cardiorespiratory fitness and encourages social interaction.


Vibrant murals at major stair landings express culture and spirit, creating a positive impact on mood.

 
Natural light is available in all learning and work spaces, improving mood, alertness, and overall health.

Addison Police Consolidated Dispatch Center

FIVE KEY STRATEGIES

Provide filters on MEP systems to eliminate volatile substances and particulate matter.

Air Quality

Select low VOC finishes to enhance indoor air quality.

Low VOC Finishes

Add water filters to all drinking water to ensure quality drinking water.

Quality Drinking Water

Use passive and active acoustical strategies to improve aural comfort.

Acoustical Strategies

Select low-glare surfaces to alleviate eye strain.

Alleviate Eye Strain