The WELL Building Standard Workshop


DATE: Thursday August 24th, 2023
Registration opens July 21st

TIME: Atlantic: 1pm – 5pm; Eastern 12pm – 4pm; Central 11am – 3pm; Mountain 10am – 2pm; Pacific 9am – 1pm


In an effort to reduce this delivery's carbon footprint, CAGBC provides all course materials digitally. You will receive the link to the webinar session and access to the materials one day prior to the delivery of this course.

Event highlights

This half-day introductory workshop will introduce broad audiences to the WELL Building Standard, including its key certification process. The organization and development of the WELL Building Standard is presented in the context of the healthy buildings movement. Key public health research is discussed to provide the basis for the WELL concepts, and some research on the value of WELL is discussed. This workshop will be a useful overview of the standard for WELL AP exam candidates. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the intent of each WELL concept and identify key public health issues that underpin them
2. Summarize the process involved in implementing the standard
3. Identify opportunities and benefits of improving health and well-being through design

About WELL:

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system that focuses on measuring, certifying, and monitoring building features that impact human health and well-being. This standard is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and focuses on various aspects of buildings, including air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermalcomfort, sound, material, mind and community. It provides guidelines and requirements for creating spaces that promote occupant health and well-being, as well as criteria for creating healthy and sustainable indoor environments for all building types.

There is an increasing demand for healthy buildings in Canada, driven by various factors. Employees and occupants are more conscious of the impact of indoor environments on their health and productivity. Employers and building owners are recognizing the value of providing healthy spaces to attract and retain tenants, improve employee satisfaction, and enhance productivity. The WELL Building Standard offers a recognized framework for achieving these goals.  Its adoption further reinforces Canada's commitment to creating healthy, sustainable, and high-performing buildings that prioritize the well-being of occupants.

Please note: These sessions are not intended to provide professional level knowledge on how to develop strategies or prepare supporting documentation for program compliance.









This course will be delivered by Sandra Dedesko, (MASc, EIT, WELL AP, WELL PTA, WELL Faculty, WELL Advisor), Sustainability Consultant, RWDI.

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8/24/2023 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online registration not available.
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