International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL v2

Published 9-22-2020

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard in September of 2020. Following two years of extensive development, in-use application, and review, WELL v2 is a vehicle for buildings and organizations to deliver spaces that contribute to improved human health through design strategies, operational protocols, performance standards, and policies that foster a culture of well-being. Drawing on expertise from a diverse community of designers, building scientists, medical and public health professionals, and WELL users, the highly resilient standard consolidates previous iterations and pilots into a single rating system that is designed to accommodate all project types and sectors. WELL v2 is centered on ten concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind, and Community.