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Building Hotel Comfort.

Al via la 6a edizione di “Under Construction”.


Under Construction

Building Hotel Comfort
23.10.2017 – 19.01.2018

E’ aperto il bando per “Under Construction 2017” (scadenza 31.07.2017).

Avvicinare ricerca, impresa e hotel: questo lo scopo della sesta edizione di Under Construction, la scuola di innovazione sostenibile che facilita il trasferimento tecnologico e l’innovazione. Il metodo di insegnamento è stato sviluppato da IDM ed EURAC research. Il tema centrale del 2017 è “Building Hotel Comfort“, che si declina sulle caratteristiche di tre hotel altoatesini che parteciperanno all’iniziativa.

Under Construction 2015-2016 (qui presso Naturalia-BAU)

Under Construction 2015-2016. I partecipanti.

Dodici tra i migliori professionisti e ricercatori under 35 selezionati da tutta Italia formeranno tre gruppi, ciascuno coordinato da un tutor IDM o EURAC. Dopo due settimane di moduli formativi, i partecipanti svilupperanno insieme a imprese selezionate uno studio di fattibilità per il risanamento sostenibile di tre hotel altoatesini, focalizzato sul comfort e l’innovazione.

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Scarica qui il bando.

Iscrizione | contatto
entro il 31/07/2017

Giulia Faiella
+39 0471 094231
giulia.faiella@idm-suedtirol.com
http://www.idm-suedtirol.com

 

RESTORE | REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

logo_costApproved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 24 October 2016, REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy (RESTORE) is one out of the 25 new Actions that were selected out of 478 eligible proposals collected earlier in April.

RESTORE: ‘to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position’.

Sustainable buildings and facilities are critical to a future that is socially just, ecologically restorative, culturally rich and economically viable within the climate change context.

Despite over a decade of strategies and programmes, progress on built environment sustainability fails to address these key issues. Consequently the built environment sector no longer has the luxury of being incrementally less bad, but, with urgency, needs to adopt net-positive, restorative sustainability thinking to incrementally do ‘more good’.

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Within the built environment sustainability agenda a shift is occurring, from a narrow focus on building energy performance, mitigation strategies, and minimisation of environmental impacts to a broader framework that enriches places, people, ecology, culture, and climate at the core of the design task, with particular emphasis on the benefits towards health. 

Sustainability in buildings, as understood today, is an inadequate measure for current and future architectural design, for it aims no higher than trying to make buildings ‘less bad’. Building on current European Standards restorative sustainability approaches will raise aspirations and deliver restorative outcomes. 

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Walden Pond, Concord (MA, USA)

The RESTORE Action will affect a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings, promoting forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity while enhancing users’ experience, health and wellbeing inside and outside buildings, in harmony with urban ecosystems, reconnecting users to nature. 

The COST proposal will advocate, mentor and influence for a restorative built environment sustainability through work groups, training schools (including learning design competitions) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs).

General information:

CA COST Action CA16114 REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy
Start of Action: 09.03.2017  End of Action: 08.03.2021
Proposers: Carlo Battisti w/ Martin Brown, Sue Clark, Emanuele Naboni
Science Officer: Estelle Emeriau
Administrative Officer: Aranzazu Sanchez

For further information: carlo.battisti@eurac.edu

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology, including social sciences and humanities, through pan-European networking of nationally funded research activities. Based on a European intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology, COST has been contributing – since its creation in 1971 – to closing the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond. 

My Klimahouse ’17.

2017_01_25-04-klimahouseMancano ormai poche ore a Klimahouse 2017, la fiera di riferimento a livello nazionale, che mette in mostra una serie di alternative ed economiche tecniche nell’edilizia in grado di garantire un consistente risparmio energetico. La formula vincente della manifestazione è una giusta miscela tra lo spazio espositivo con le novità di prodotto proposte da 450 aziende di settore selezionate da una giuria di qualità, e un fitto programma di eventi formativi e informativi, quali congressi e visite guidate.

Se volete qualche consiglio, ecco la mia personalissima selezione:

26-27 gennaio 2017 | ore 9-18

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Startup Innovation Day

La novità di questa edizione, organizzata da IDM Südtirol Alto Adige. Un premio dedicato alle startup italiane che lavorano ogni giorno per un futuro green e sostenibile migliorando l’efficienza energetica degli edifici. Ecco il primo Klimahouse Startup Award, premio nazionale che Klimahouse offre all’ecosistema italiano dell’innovazione con lo scopo di dare un impulso al settore green. Il premio offre alle 10 migliori startup del settore l’ingresso in una matching platform con le migliori imprese del green, un’opportunità concreta di business per accelerare il proprio sviluppo. Qui il programma della due giorni (26-27 gennaio). Ed ecco le 10 finaliste … io ho una mia preferenza 😉

Marco Parisi Fotografo

Foto © Marco Parisi

26-29 gennaio 2017 | ore 8:20-18:45

Enertour

Fitto programma con ben 11 visite tecniche guidate, a cura del team enertour di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, da giovedì 26 fino a domenica 29. In aggiunta la visita al NOI park, il nuovo parco tecnologico di Bolzano in fase di costruzione sull’area ex Alumix, a bordo di un autobus a cella a combustibile alimentato ad idrogeno! Il luogo i cui negli anni ’30 e ’40 si producevano i due terzi di tutto l’alluminio italiano si avvia a diventare il primo quartiere certificato LEED in Italia.

Tra le trasferte in programma segnalo i due enertour organizzati in collaborazione con il Gruppo di Lavoro Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) di IDM:

Giovedì 26 gennaio 2017 | ore 13:50-17:30

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Condominio Aurum a Ora (BZ)

enertour 2Costruire condomini ad alta efficienza e massimo comfort:

  • Condominio Aurum a Ora (BZ), con guida: Ing. Oscar Stuffer, Solarraum
  • Condominio Toggenburg a Laives (BZ), con guida: Arch. Alessio Condotta

Venerdì 27 gennaio 2017 | ore 13:50-18:30

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Scuola elementare e scuola astronomica con planetario a San Valentino in Campo (foto © Günther Richard Wett)

enertour 9 School buildings Tour: quando architettura e pedagogia dialogano insieme (con la collaborazione della prof. Beate Weyland, pedagogista)

  •  Scuola elementare e scuola astronomica con planetario a San Valentino in Campo (BZ), con guida: Arch. Rinaldo Zanovello
  • Scuola per l’infanzia e asilo nido Casanova a Bolzano (in fase di cantiere avanzato), con guida: Arch. Antonio D’Alessandro e collaboratore Ligno Alp

27-28 gennaio 2017 | ore 9-14

Il convegno CasaClima – Putting sustainability into practice

2017_01_25-11-convegnoIn un mondo che cambia ad una velocità mai vista prima nella storia l’importante è non disperdere nessun tipo di risorsa. Con una parola: perseguire l’efficienza in tutti i settori è ormai un fatto ineludibile per garantire alle generazioni future cibo, acqua ed energia. Non perdetevi venerdì mattina Michael Braungart (Cradle to Cradle), Cino Zucchi (Nuovi approcci alla rigenerazione urbana), Luca Mercalli (Perché ignoriamo la crisi climatica?) e sabato Enrico Giovannini (L’Italia e la sfida dello sviluppo sostenibile). Qui il programma completo.

Le aziende dei gruppi di lavoro IDM @ Klimahouse

Per finire non perdetevi le novità dei partner dei gruppi di lavoro dell’Ecosystem Construction di IDM. Ecco la lista di chi visitare e dove:

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A Klimahouse 2017 trovate queste aziende:

EURAC research, Gallerie livello -1 :: Nr. stand – G-1/29
Inpek Srl/GmbH, Settore CD :: Nr. stand – D24/62
KlimaHaus Agentur, Settore AB :: Nr. stand – A04/26
Tip Top Fenster GmbH / Srl, Settore CD :: Nr. stand – D25/20
Vitralux GmbH / Srl, Settore CD :: Nr. stand – D25/50

IEQ (stretto) - CopiaGruppo di Lavoro Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
a Klimahouse 2017 espongono:

EURAC research, Gallerie livello -1 :: Nr. stand – G-1/29
Eurotherm AG / Spa, Settore CD :: Nr. stand – C21/58
KlimaHaus Agentur, Settore AB :: Nr. stand – A04/26
Naturalia-BAU GmbH / Srl, Settore AB :: Nr. stand – A03/16, A03/18
Rotho Blaas SRL, Settore CD :: Nr. stand – D22/58
Wolf System GmbH / Srl, Settore CD :: Nr. stand – D22/62

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allora, ci vediamo in Fiera? … 😉

Fokus auf die Fassade

Arbeitsgruppe Fassaden und Gebäudehüllen von IDM vernetzt Unternehmen des Sektors

Die Fassade eines Gebäudes verrät viel über die Umgebung, in die es hineingebaut wurde, und gewinnt auch vom energetischen Standpunkt her immer mehr an Bedeutung. Damit sich die Südtiroler Unternehmen des Sektors Gebäudefassaden austauschen und vernetzen und gemeinsam neue, innovative Ideen und Projekte erarbeiten können, ist die Arbeitsgruppe Fassaden und Gebäudehüllen von IDM Südtirol aktiv. Eine der wichtigsten Initiativen dieser Gruppe ist der Kurs FACE – Façades Architecture Construction Engineering, der in Zusammenarbeit mit EURAC Research organisiert wird und soeben gestartet ist.

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MUDEC Milano, Stahlbau Pichler (Bild: Oskar Da Riz)

Der Sektor Gebäudefassaden in Südtirol verfügt über großes Know-how. In diesem Bereich sind zahlreiche Unternehmen und Experten tätig, von Betrieben, die in Produktion und Installation tätig sind, über Planer und Bauherren bis zu Forschungszentren. Um innovative Ideen rund um hochtechnologische Fassaden entstehen zu lassen und weiterzuentwickeln, gibt es seit einigen Jahren die Arbeitsgruppe Fassaden und Gebäudehüllen, die nun von IDM geleitet wird.

“Diese Gruppe wurde gegründet, um das Know-how des Südtiroler Bausektors in diesem Bereich zu erhöhen. Unternehmen haben dabei die Möglichkeit, konkret an innovativen Projekten mitzuarbeiten. Dadurch bestimmen sie die strategische Entwicklung des Sektors mit und bauen die Kompetenz des Südtiroler Fassadensektors weiter aus“, sagt IDM-Direktor Hansjörg Prast. Mittlerweile ist die Arbeitsgruppe auch auf nationaler Ebene eine wichtige Anlaufstelle; es gehören ihr die wichtigsten Akteure des Sektors in Südtirol an: Generalunternehmer, spezialisierte Zulieferer, Planer, Auftraggeber, Forschungszentren und Labors sowie die Freie Universität Bozen.

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BMW Welt München, Frener & Reifer (Bild: Oskar Da Riz)

Das Thema Fassaden und Gebäudehüllen hat im Bauwesen große Bedeutung. Eine Fassade ist nicht nur die Visitenkarte für die Kreativität des Architekten, sondern auch essenzieller Bestandteil eines Gebäudes: Sie ist die Schnittstelle zwischen Außen und Innen, schützt vor Wetterunbilden und Lärm, trägt zu einer konstanten Temperatur im Gebäudeinneren bei, erleichtert den Energieaustausch und den Eintritt von Tageslicht. Deshalb setzte man in den letzten Jahren stark auf die Suche nach neuen Materialien und Technologien und nach immer ausgefeilteren architektonischen Lösungen. Das Ziel: Gebäude mit einer Energiebilanz, die nahezu null beträgt – und zwar dank der Arbeit an den Gebäudehüllen.

Damit das Know-how der Südtiroler Firmen weiter wächst und die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse auch in die heimischen Unternehmen Einzug halten, haben IDM und EURAC Research die zweite Ausgabe von FACE – Façades Architecture Construction Engineering organisiert. Der Kurs für Freiberufler und technisches Personal ist vor wenigen Tagen gestartet und soll „Spezialisten ausbilden, die alle Möglichkeiten des Fassadenbaus ausschöpfen können – von der Planungsphase bis zur konkreten Ausführung. Dabei sollen auch Aspekte der Wartung und Gebäudesanierung berücksichtigt werden“, unterstreicht Carlo Battisti, Verantwortlicher der Arbeitsgruppe Fassaden und Gebäudehüllen bei IDM.

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Am Kurs nehmen 15 Techniker mit entsprechender einschlägiger Arbeitserfahrung teil; die Referenten sind allesamt Experten in ihren Bereichen, darunter auch diverse Forscher der EURAC. Neben 120 Unterrichtsstunden sind auch eine Studienreise nach Mailand und die Ausführung eines eigenen Projekts vorgesehen. Die Projekte, die im Kurs entstanden sind, werden dann im Rahmen einer weiteren Initiative der Arbeitsgruppe Gebäudefassaden vorgestellt, nämlich in der nächsten Auflage von “Alles Fassade” am 10. März 2017 in Bozen, einem Event über innovative Lösungen bei Gebäudehüllen, das alle zwei Jahre stattfindet.

Come non arrampicarsi sugli specchi:

il Gruppo di Lavoro Facciate di IDM accompagna le aziende del settore verso l’eccellenza

La facciata di un edificio racconta molto sulle esigenze legate all’ambiente in cui è stato costruito e negli anni è diventata sempre più importante anche da un punto di vista energetico. Per dare spazio al confronto e allo scambio tra le aziende altoatesine del settore e facilitare la nascita di idee e progetti innovativi è attivo il Gruppo di Lavoro Facciate per Edifici IDM Alto Adige. Tra le sue iniziative spicca il corso FACE – Façades Architecture Construction Engineering organizzato in collaborazione con EURAC Research.

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Terme di Merano, Frener & Reifer (Foto Oskar Da Riz)

Le facciate per edifici sono un settore di particolare competenza per l’Alto Adige, dove sono coinvolte aziende produttrici e installatrici, progettisti, committenti e centri di ricerca. Per far nascere e crescere idee innovative nel settore delle facciate tecnologicamente avanzate, da qualche anno esiste il Gruppo di Lavoro Facciate, ora gestito da IDM.

«Nato con lo scopo di ottimizzare le competenze locali nel settore delle costruzioni, il Gruppo offre alle aziende la possibilità di collaborare concretamente a progetti innovativi, concorrendo allo sviluppo strategico del settore e al consolidamento dell’eccellenza locale» afferma il direttore di IDM Hansjörg Prast. Ormai il gruppo è diventato un network di riferimento anche a livello nazionale e ne fanno parte i più importanti operatori altoatesini del settore: aziende general contractor, fornitori specializzati, progettisti, committenti, centri di ricerca e laboratori, università.

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Salewa Bolzano, Stahlbau Pichler (Foto Oskar Da Riz)

Il tema affrontato è centrale nell’edilizia. La facciata di un edificio, oltre a essere il biglietto da visita della creatività degli architetti, è infatti un elemento essenziale: è l’interfaccia tra interno ed esterno, protegge dalle intemperie e dai rumori, contribuisce a mantenere la temperatura interna costante, scambia energia e favorisce la trasmissione della luce naturale. Per questo negli ultimi anni si è puntato molto sulla ricerca di nuovi materiali e tecnologie, soluzioni architettoniche e prestazioni sempre più elevate per ottenere degli edifici a bilancio energetico quasi nullo attraverso il lavoro sull’involucro.

Per accrescere le competenze delle aziende locali e far sì che i passi compiuti dalla ricerca entrino nella loro quotidianità IDM ed EURAC Research hanno organizzato la seconda edizione di FACE – Façades Architecture Construction Engineering. Il corso per liberi professionisti e personale tecnico di aziende che è iniziato nei giorni scorsi ha lo scopo di «formare degli specialisti che sappiano sfruttare a pieno le potenzialità dell’involucro edilizio, dalla fase di progettazione a quella della corretta esecuzione, tenendo conto anche degli aspetti manutentivi e delle potenzialità della riqualificazione del patrimonio edilizio», come sottolinea Carlo Battisti, referente per il Gruppo di Lavoro Facciate di IDM.

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Si sono iscritti al corso quindici tecnici con un’esperienza specifica alle spalle e tra i relatori, conosciuti per le loro competenze del settore, figurano anche diversi ricercatori di EURAC Research. Il percorso formativo di 120 ore in aula prevede anche un viaggio studio a Milano e lo sviluppo di un progetto individuale. I risultati finali di questi progetti saranno presentati durante un’altra iniziativa del Gruppo di Lavoro Facciate per Edifici. Infatti nella prossima edizione di “Questioni di facciata”, l’evento biennale dedicato alle soluzioni innovative per l’involucro che si terrà a Bolzano il 10 marzo 2017, sarà destinato uno spazio alla loro discussione.

We will make our own future.

Lessons from “Billions”.

Billions is an American television drama series created by David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis premiering on Showtime. The series is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Season 2 release date is set at 19 February 2017.

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Main cast is: Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, an ambitious hedge fund manager who came from humble beginnings. Paul Giamatti as Charles “Chuck” Rhoades Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Rhoades is ruthless, and has a particular distaste for wealthy criminals who try to buy their way out of justice. Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades, M.D, psychiatrist, in-house performance coach at Axe Capital and wife of Chuck Rhoades. Malin Åkerman as Lara Axelrod, wife of Bobby Axelrod and a former nurse. She is from a lower-class upbringing, but has left her former self behind.

Here are the 6 (politically correct …) best quotes (to Help You Take Control of Your Career) as selected by FindSpark.

1. «It’s not easy to do. But people are at their best when they feel appreciated». Your connections are people; treat them that way. Asking for favors all the time, without giving back, makes people feel used. The best way to network is to be generous. Ask people how you can help them; doing favors and making them feel appreciated will make them more likely to help you out down the road.
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2. «This company will not wait for an uncertain future. We will make our own future». Bobby didn’t become a self-made billionaire by sitting around and waiting for things to happen to him, and you won’t find success that way, either. You have more control over your career than you think, and it’s time to take ownership of it. They say it’s all about who you know, so if you don’t know the right people you need to do something about it.
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3. «Are we teaching them daddy’s job is always more important than mommy’s?» Throughout your career, people will try to put themselves before you or tell you that you aren’t important. It’s an unfortunate fact of life – but we know you can handle it. Always remember that your number one priority is you. Stand up for yourself and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
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4. «What we do has consequences, intended and unintended. The decisions we make, the action we bring, have weight». Chuck happens to be the country’s most successful prosecutor – in fact, he’s never lost a case. You don’t get that far without knowing the importance of your own actions. You matter, and what you do matters.  Every step you take, no matter how small, can have an impact on your career and the people around you.
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5. «Meaning matters more to me than happiness». “Having it all” has gotten to be a pretty ridiculous concept. How can you give 100% to every aspect of your life? More often than not, you need to make sacrifices to do what you love – and that’s ok. Your career isn’t going to be smooth sailing 24/7. There will always be times when you need to reconsider all that you’ve taken on, and it’s okay if it feels like too much.
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6. «It’s not about comp, but it is about value – mine. And growth. As in wheter I am still growing». Sure, we’d all love to have a six digit salary. But your career is about more than the money. Think about every job or internship as a chance to grow in your career. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and gain valuable skills. Take note during your time in your role of all your accomplishments, so you can use them to seriously beef up your resume.
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Do you want to know more about “Billions”? Here is a couple of reviews, one in favor, one against. Enjoy the reading!

The boring savagery of Showtime’s Billions (The Week)
Com’è Billions, la nuova serie tv di Showtime
(Wired.it)

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I’m doing WELL.

The WELL Building Standard (WELL) focuses on the people in the building.

Over the last decade, green building standards and standard-setting organizations have made significant strides towards the market transformation of the building industry, resulting in a rapid expansion of green buildings and environmentally conscious building practices throughout the world.

Over the same period, strategies to enhance human health and well-being have played a relatively small role in the evolution of building standards. The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet, but also for people.

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The WELL Building Standard (WELL)

  • is the first standard of its kind that focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants.
  • identifies 100 performance metrics, design strategies, and policies that can be implemented by the owners, designers, engineers, contractors, users and operators of a building.
  • is based on a thorough review of the existing research on the effects of spaces on individuals and has been advanced through a thorough scientific and technical review.
  • requires that the space must undergo a process that includes an on-site assessment and performance testing by a third party.

WELL is the culmination of seven years of rigorous research in collaboration with leading physicians, scientists and industry professionals. Pioneered by Delos, WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and third-party certified through IWBI’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body that administers the LEED Green Building Rating System.

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Haworth new showroom, Los Angeles (CA)

What are the interactions between humans and the built environment? Traditional healthcare delivery systems primarily focus on addressing health after people have already become sick. With rising costs and the increased burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, people are turning to more lifestyle-oriented and preventative approaches to health.

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LEED: the building as a human body

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WELL: the human body within the building

The WELL Building Standard is founded on the understanding that facets of our environment interact with personal, genetic and behavioral factors to shape our overall health and well-being. WELL measures attributes of buildings that impact occupant health by looking at seven factors, or Concepts, relevant to occupant health and well-being: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind:

Air – Clean air is a critical component to our health. Air pollution is the number one environmental cause of premature mortality, contributing to 50,000 premature deaths annually in the United States and approximately 7 million, or one in eight premature deaths Worldwide.

Water – Drinking water contamination is a major public health issue. Many people receive water that has been exposed to potentially harmful levels of biological, chemical and mineral contaminants. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that almost one billion people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide, and two million annual deaths are attributable to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Nourishment – Nutrition plays a key role in health maintenance, weight management and chronic disease prevention. However, adherence to the dietary recommendations in the U.S. is poor. Similarly, global dietary patterns are also less than optimal; in many countries, people consume more than 500 calories from added sugars per day.

Light – In addition to facilitating vision, light influences the human body in non-visual ways. Humans and animals have internal clocks that synchronize physiological functions on roughly a 24-hour cycle called the circadian rhythm.

Fitness – Modern transportation, labor saving conveniences and sedentary jobs have created an environment in which millions of people fail to achieve the minimum level of activity necessary to help prevent type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Comfort – The indoor environment should be a place of comfort. In pursuit of that vision, the WELL Building Standard® focuses on significantly reducing the most common sources of physiological disruption, distraction and irritation and on enhancing acoustic, ergonomic, olfactory and thermal comfort to prevent stress and injury and facilitate comfort, productivity and well-being.

Mind – While mental and physical health are often conceptualized as separate domains, our minds and bodies are inextricably connected. Because the mind plays a vital role in an individual’s overall health and well-being, an atmosphere that supports a healthy mental state can have significant psychological and physical benefits.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh (PA)

If you consider the life of a building over 30 years, personnel costs significantly outweigh any other building and operational cost. By introducing WELL into built spaces, we can significantly reduce personnel costs — health, medical and productivity — in the long run. Clearly long term value can be generated by addressing occupant health in both commercial and residential spaces.

2016_08_18-04 WELL scorecardWELL Certification allows building owners and employers to know their space is performing as intended to support human health and wellness. The WELL Building Standard v1 is optimized for commercial and institutional buildings and can be applied to three project typologies: New and Existing Buildings, New and Existing Interiors, Core and Shell Compliance.

WELL works harmoniously with LEED and the Living Building Challenge. IWBI welcomes projects to pursue both LEED and the Living Building Challenge alongside WELL in order to promote both environmental sustainability and human health. A number of overlapping features exist between WELL and both LEED and the Living Building Challenge, which are described in detail in the appendices of the WELL Building Standard. «Working together to optimize building performance for human health and our environment».

2016_08_18-02 WELL APThe WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential is an advanced credential intended for experienced building professionals. The WELL AP ensures to the public, building owners and other building professionals that the credential holder has demonstrated advanced knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard. A couple of weeks ago I earned the WELL Accredited Professional credential :-).

[Sources: WELL Building Standard® v1, September 2015; WELL Brochure; WELL One pager. Copyright© 2015 by Delos Living LLC. The WELL AP™ trademark is used with permission from the International WELL Building Institute™]