WELL Addenda

WELL ADDENDA

Review the complete list of addenda changes made to the WELL Building Standard.

Feature 73: Ventilation effectiveness

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 28 Mar, 2018

Singapore SS 553 (2016) CP Standard has not been accepted as an equivalent for ASHRAE 62.1-2013 of Feature 03. Note the building/occupancy types indicated in the Outdoor Air Supply Requirements (Table 1) is not sufficient to cover all buildings and space types for all projects in Singapore.


Feature 3: Ventilation effectiveness

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

CIBSE Guide A has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements in ASHRAE 62.1 2013 for Feature 3 Part 1


Feature 4: VOC reduction

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 26 Mar, 2018

RAL-GZ-430 has not been accepted as an equivalent for the ANSI/BIFMA e3-2011 Furniture Sustainability Standard sections 7.6.1 and 7.6.2, of Feature 04, Part 5.
Note that RAL-GZ-430 does not identify a comparable requirement for TVOC and 4-Phenylcyclohexene emissions for workstations and seating. Additionally, for cupboard furniture and upholstered furniture, the formaldehyde emissions threshold indicated in RAL-GZ-430 is significantly higher than that mandated by CDPH.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 20 Mar, 2018

Blue Angel (Blauer Engel) is approved as an acceptable equivalent to the requirements of Feature 04, Part 5. However, please note that projects must still adhere to the formaldehyde requirements specified in ANSI/BIFMA e3-2011 Furniture Sustainability Standard.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 15 Mar, 2018

EU Ecolabel for Paints and Varnishes (2014) has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of CDPH Standard Method v1.1-2010 (or later) of Feature 04 Part 1 for Europe.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 15 Mar, 2018

EU Ecolabel for wooden floor coverings (2010 version) has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of CDPH Standard Method v1.1-2010 (or later) of Feature 04 Part 3 for Europe.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 15 Mar, 2018

Formaldehyde E1 class has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of CDPH Standard Method v1.1-2010 (or later) Feature 04 Part 3 for Europe.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 15 Mar, 2018

European Union Paints Directive 2004/42/EC has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 04, Part 1 for Europe. Please note that the European Union Paints Directive 2004/42/EC is the compliant performance standard for paints and varnishes listed within BREEAM UK New Construction: Hea 02 Indoor Air Quality.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, add: "interior" after "newly applied"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, add: "interior" after "newly installed"


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

TÜV Rheinland Green Product Mark Furniture criteria, 2PfG E1992, has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 4 Part 5.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "inside the waterproofing membrane". Add: "interior" after "newly installed"


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

The GB 18580-2001 Indoor Decorating and Refurbishing Materials - Limit of Formaldehyde Emission of Wood-based Panels and Finishing Products has not been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 4 Part 3, 4 and 5. Note the proposed testing method standard does not include methods for testing VOCs other than formaldehyde.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, add: "interior" after "newly purchased"


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Jan, 2018

REACH Standard No 1907/2006 has not been accepted as an equivalency to the requirements set in Feature 04 Part 4. Note that the Equivalency Proposal outlines a strategy for the elimination of hazardous substances through the use of REACH lists, but not an equivalency to requirements set in CDPH Standard Method v1.1-2010 (or later).


Feature 8: Healthy entrance

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 3a, remove: "locker room". Add: "changing room"


Feature 10: Pesticide management

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

The European Regulations 1107/2009/EC and 528/2012/EU have been accepted as alternatives for the requirements of Feature 10 Part 1b.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In 17 Jan, 2017 EP, remove: "UK Regulations Directive 2009/128/EC has". Add: "UK Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012 have"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 1b, remove: "hazard-ranked". Add: "with a Hazard Tier ranking of 3 (least hazardous)" after "Use of pesticides"


Feature 11: Fundamental material safety

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 19 Mar, 2018

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 has not been deemed equivalent to EPA 40 CFR Part 745.227 for the requirements of Feature 11, Part 2. Note while the acceptable work practices are similar between the two standards, OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 does not establish determinations for all lead-related hazards to an occupant beyond the potential exposure of a construction employee.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 20 Feb, 2018

AFRDI Standard 150 has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 11, Part 1.


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

Complex electrical or data products that are made up entirely of small electrical components, such as fire alarms, meters, sensors, thermostats and load break switches, may meet the European Union’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive in lieu of the 100 ppm limit on added lead in Feature 11 Part 1c. RoHS establishes the following maximum concentration values for chemicals by weight in homogeneous materials:
1. Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
2. Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
3. Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
4. Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI): < 1000 ppm
5. Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
6. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
7. Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
8. Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
9. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
10. Disobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm


Feature 14: Air infiltration management

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

NEN-EN 13829 has been accepted as an equivalent for ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005 and the NIBS Guideline 3-2012 of Feature 14 Part 1 and 2.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 10 Jan, 2018

NEN-EN 1026/BS-EN 1026 and NEN-EN 12153/BS-EN 12153 have been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 14, Part 1. Note this is only applicable for projects in The Netherlands.


Feature 15: Increased ventilation

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

CIBSE Guide A is not accepted as an alternative to the requirements of Feature 15 Part 1. Note that the ventilation rates specified are generally not 30% above those required in ASHRAE 62.1-2013.


Feature 16: Humidity control

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "locker rooms". Add: "changing rooms"


Feature 17: Direct source ventilation

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part title, remove: "Locker Rooms". Add: "Changing Rooms". In part description, remove: "Locker rooms". Add: "Changing rooms"


Feature 18: Air quality monitoring and feedback

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 2a, remove: "the Air Quality Standards feature". Add: "Part 1: Indoor Air Monitoring"


Feature 27: Antimicrobial activity for surfaces

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part title, remove: "Locker Room". Add: "Changing Room". In part description, remove: "locker rooms". Add: "changing rooms"


Feature 28: Cleanable environment

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part title, remove: "Locker Rooms". Add: "Changing Rooms". In part description, remove: "locker rooms". Add: "changing rooms"


Feature 39: Processed foods

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part title, remove: "Elementary and Middle School". Add: "Early Education and Primary School"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "elementary and middle school students". Add: "early education and primary school students"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part title, remove: "High School". Add: "Secondary School"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "high school students". Add: "secondary school students"


Feature 40: Food allergies

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 1i, remove: "Gluten, in compliance with the definitions and restrictions set forth by the FDA in 21 C.F.R. § 101.91". Add: "Gluten"


Feature 45: Food advertising

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, add: "per project" after "instances of messaging"


Feature 48: Special diets

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 1e, add: ", seafood or dairy" after "animal"


Feature 49: Responsible food production

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 20 Mar, 2018

Soil Association Organic Standards Farming and Growing v17.4 August 2016 has been accepted as an alternative to Federally Certified Organic for the requirements of Feature 49, Part 2. Note that this equivalency applies only to projects in the United Kingdom.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 20 Mar, 2018

Scoring a 3 out of 3 in accordance with the "Beter Life" label (Beter Leven keurmerk) has been accepted as an alternative for the Certified Human Labeling requirements of Feature 49 - Responsible Food Production, Part 2.


Feature 52: Mindful eating

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "early education, elementary, middle, and high schools". Add: "early education, primary and secondary schools"


Feature 53: Visual lighting design

Type Description
Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

Projects may meet requirements outlined in Part 1b by zoning the space into banks according to proximity to windows or corresponding to location of departments even if the areas differ from those prescribed in Part 1b.


Feature 54: Circadian lighting design

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In 17 Jan, 2017 AAP, remove: "task". Add: "task or other supplemental lighting"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 1b, remove: "(which may include task lighting)" after "electric lights"


Feature 59: Surface design

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 1b, remove: "Walls". Add: "Vertical surfaces"


Feature 63: Daylighting fenestration

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 2a, add: "(excluding skylights)" after "All glazing..."


Feature 64: Interior fitness circulation

Type Description
Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

Projects with more than one staircase that meets the requirements of Part 1 and Part 3 of this feature may use a staircase less than 1.4 m wide to comply with Part 2c.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "the stair" after "throughout"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 3e, remove: "the stairs are" after "when"


Feature 65: Activity incentive programs

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "elementary and middle schools". Add: "early education and primary schools"


Feature 66: Structured fitness opportunities

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "Early education, elementary and middle schools". Add: "Early education and primary schools"


Feature 68: Physical activity spaces

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In 27 Apr, 2017 AAP, remove: "50 m [164 ft]". Add: "200 m [650 ft]"


Feature 72: Accessible design

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 22 Mar, 2018

Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment has been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 72. Note this is only applicable to projects in Singapore.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

The Decree of the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic No. 398/2009 Coll. on General Technical Requirements for Barrier-Free Usage of Construction has been accepted as an equivalent for ADA Standards for Accessible Design of Feature 72 Part 1.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

The UK Building Regulation Part M for access to and use of buildings has been accepted as an equivalent for ADA Standards for Accessible Design of Feature 72 Part 1.


Feature 73: Ergonomics: visual and physical

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 1a, add: ", including laptops," after "screens"


Feature 80: Sound reducing surfaces

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 16 Mar, 2018

Alpha W (αw) has been accepted as an equivalent to the Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) requirements of Feature 80 – Sound Reducing Surfaces, Parts 1-3.

Note that Alpha W is, like NRC, a single number metric for sound absorption that ranges from 0.00 to 1.00 and represents the average absorption coefficient of a given material across 125 Hz to 4 kHz, while NRC is a metric based on absorptive coefficients of a given material across 250 Hz to 2 kHz.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

For Part 2, remove: "walls". Add: "vertical surfaces"


Feature 81: Sound barriers

Type Description
Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 11 Jan, 2018

In Verification Method, add: "Architect and Contractor" after "Letter of Assurance"


Feature 86: Post-occupancy surveys

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

PeopleLOOK™ of the UK has been accepted as an equivalent for the Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey of Feature 86 Part 1. Note that, in addition to the survey requirements in PeopleLOOK™, thermal comfort parameters must be surveyed twice a year.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

The Comfortmeter survey has been accepted as an equivalent for the Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey of Feature 86 Part 1. Note that, in addition to the survey requirements in Comfortmeter, thermal comfort parameters must be surveyed twice a year.


Feature 97: Material transparency

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 01 Mar, 2018

The Global GreenTag Standard v4.0 and PhD Methodology are accepted as an alternative to the requirements of Feature 97 Part 1.


Feature 98: Organizational transparency

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

The GRESB certificate and policy document has not been accepted as an equivalent for JUST and G4 of Feature 98 Part 1. Note that JUST and G4 provide ample sections in their survey for addressing employee equity, transparency and disclosure, where GRESB assesses only some of these parameters in brief, multiple choice questions.


Feature P7: Strategic Dining Design

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 05 Feb, 2018

In part description, remove: "Early education, elementary, middle, and high school". Add: "Early education, primary and secondary school"