WELL Addenda

WELL ADDENDA

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

Feature 94: Self-monitoring

Type Description
Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote awareness of individual biomarkers associated with health and wellness.'


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Under Appendix D, change the feature type for Part 1 from "(Protocol)" to "(Organizational Protocol)"


Feature 95: Stress and addiction treatment

Type Description
Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To avoid or mitigate substance use and addiction issues by providing access to stress management programs.'


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Under Appendix D, change the feature type for Parts 1 and 2 from "(Protocol)" to "(Organizational Protocol)"


Feature 96: Altruism

Type Description
Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Under Appendix D, change the feature type for Parts 1 and 2 from "(Protocol)" to "(Organizational Protocol)"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To enhance community identity and promote social cohesion.'


Feature 97: Material transparency

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 30 Nov, 2018

Building materials evaluated as "recommended" or "accepted" in byggvarubedömningen has not been accepted as an equivalent to meet the requirements of Feature 97 – Material Transparency, Part 1 - Material Information.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 29 May, 2018

The Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) Furniture, Fittings, Foam and Mattresses (Level A) (FFF&M v3.0-2017) standard has not been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 97 Part 1. Note that the intent of the feature is to promote material transparency along the supply chain. Feature 97 Part 1 requires that “the product must indicate that all ingredients have been evaluated and disclosed down to 1,000 ppm.” The GECA FFF&M v3.0-2017 standard requires products to disclose hazardous ingredients but not all ingredients (including non-hazardous).


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 29 May, 2018

The Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) Furniture & Fittings (Level B) (FFv3.0-2017) standard has not been accepted as an alternative for the requirements of Feature 97 Part 1. Note that the intent of the feature is to promote material transparency along the supply chain. Feature 97 Part 1 requires that “the product must indicate that all ingredients have been evaluated and disclosed down to 1,000 ppm.” The GECA FFF&M v3.0-2017 standard does require products to disclose hazardous ingredients, but not all ingredients (including non-hazardous).


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.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "(in order to contribute, the product must indicate that all ingredients have been evaluated and disclosed down to 1,000 ppm)" after "the following material descriptions"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote material transparency along the supply chain.'


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

Add Contractor Letter of Assurance as required documentation, add Owner Letter of Assurance as required documentation.


Feature 98: Organizational transparency

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 01 Feb, 2019

Global Reporting Initiative. G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines: Reporting Principles and Standard Disclosures. https://www.globalreporting.org/resourcelibrary/GRIG4-Part1-Reporting-Pr.... Published 2013. Accessed June 9, 2015. The Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines offers a framework for standardized, sustainability reporting. Global Reporting Initiative. GRI Standards. https://www.globalreporting.org/standards/. Published 2017. Accessed December 5, 2018. The GRI Standards are the first global standards for sustainability reporting and represent the global best practice for reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 01 Feb, 2019

b. Sustainability reporting following the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines organized by the Global Reporting Initiative (for more information, see www.globalreporting.org). Reporting in compliance with the GRI Standards operated by the Global Reporting Initiative, including Universal Standards and at least one additional topic-specific Standard (for more information, see www.globalreporting.org).


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.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

In part description, remove: "or WELL compliance"


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

The Business Working Responsibly Mark has been approved as an acceptable alternative for Feature 98, Part 1. In order to fully comply with this feature, the results of the program must be publicly available within the project premises and on the entity's website.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote economic and social equity by requiring the adherence to and disclosure of fair and equitable business practices.'


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

A corporate annual report may be used to meet the requirements of Part 1 (Transparency Program Participation) if it meetings the following requirements:

1. The report includes information on each of the 22 JUST indicators (as applicable) as they apply to the organization as a whole, and areas where the organizational policies can be improved.
Depending on the type of organization, certain indicators (such as hazardous chemicals) may not be applicable. The 22 JUST indicators are as follows: non-discrimination, gender diversity, ethnic diversity, full time employment, pay scale equity, union friendly, living wage, gender pay equity, family friendly, occupational safety, hazardous chemicals, worker happiness, employee benefits, continuing education, local control, local sourcing, stewardship, volunteering, positive products, charitable giving, animal welfare, and transparency.

2. The report is publically available and employees are clearly made aware of how to access the report.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

In feature description language, change the last sentence from "This feature uses JUST participation to support fair and equitable organizations" to “This feature uses JUST participation and G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines to support fair and equitable organizations."


Feature 99: Beauty and design II

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 01 Nov, 2018

For Part 1b, after "ceiling height of at least 2.75 m [9 ft] plus at least", remove: "0.15 m [0.5 ft] for every 3 m [10 ft] over 9 m [30 ft]". Add: "1 m per 20 m [1 ft per 20 ft]".


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 01 Nov, 2018

For Part 1c, after "ceiling height of 2.75 m [9 ft] for a room width of 12 m [40 ft] plus at least", remove: "0.15 m [0.5 ft] for every 4.5 m [15 ft] over 12 m [40 ft]". Add: "1 m per 30 m [1 ft per 30 ft]".


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

In Verification Method, remove: "Visual Inspection". Add: "Professional Narrative"


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For kitchens that are no more than 3 m [10 ft] in any direction, the project team may use a ceiling height of 2.5 m [8.2 ft] in the kitchens.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote occupant comfort and spatial familiarity by designing spacious, familiar and aesthetically appealing spaces.'


Feature 100: Biophilia II - quantitative

Type Description
Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For Feature 100, Part 3, the project team may include a seasonal water element in lieu of a perennial water element. For the remainder of the year, the element can be designed with appropriate vegetation, natural materials, or organic shapes, patterns and textures. The project team should also provide additional information regarding the element to visitors/occupants through an education display/placard located in the direct vicinity of the element. This display should be of sufficient size to include information such as the design concept or methodology, vegetation types, local context, etc.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To support occupant emotional and psychological well-being by including the natural environment in interior and exterior design.'


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

Add Owner Letter of Assurance as required documentation, remove architect Letter of Assurance.


Feature 101: Innovation I

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

For Part 1b, add: "to impact the occupants of the project or the general public in a positive manner" after "...WELL Building Standard"


Feature 101: Innovation I

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Feature 101: Innovation II

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Feature 101: Innovation III

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Feature 101: Innovation IV

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Feature 101: Innovation V

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

In 26 July, 2017 AAP, remove: "On an annual basis, projects must submit the following documentation to IWBI to demonstrate an active tour program: tour script, tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept), dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)".
Add: "In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

In 26 July, 2017 AAP, remove: "On an annual basis, projects must submit the following documentation to IWBI to demonstrate an active tour program: tour script, tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept), dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)".
Add: "In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

In 26 July, 2017 AAP, remove: "On an annual basis, projects must submit the following documentation to IWBI to demonstrate an active tour program: tour script, tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept), dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)".
Add: "In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

In 26 July, 2017 AAP, remove: "On an annual basis, projects must submit the following documentation to IWBI to demonstrate an active tour program: tour script, tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept), dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)".
Add: "In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 20 Oct, 2017

In 26 July, 2017 AAP, remove: "On an annual basis, projects must submit the following documentation to IWBI to demonstrate an active tour program: tour script, tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept), dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)".
Add: "In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website)"


Feature 101 - 105: Innovation I

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Feature 101 - 105: Innovation II

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Feature 101 - 105: Innovation III

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Feature 101 - 105: Innovation IV

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Feature 101 - 105: Innovation V

Type Description
Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by providing free tours of their WELL Certified space. Projects must include a WELL educational component in conjunction with the tours. This can be permanent signage throughout the space describing different WELL features, a case study surrounding WELL Certification, a newsletter or other printed/online publication following the occupants' engagement with WELL, or an approved alternative. Tours may be offered on a pre-determined schedule or upon request through the IWBI Event Request Form.

In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website).


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by engaging a WELL AP as a member of the project team.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "a. Goes above and beyond the current requirements of the existing WELL feature."


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "a. Describes how a feature normally not applicable to this project type is relevant to this project."


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote the continuous evolution of the Standard by enabling projects to propose a new feature that addresses health and wellness in a novel way.'


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by providing free tours of their WELL Certified space. Projects must include a WELL educational component in conjunction with the tours. This can be permanent signage throughout the space describing different WELL features, a case study surrounding WELL Certification, a newsletter or other printed/online publication following the occupants' engagement with WELL, or an approved alternative. Tours may be offered on a pre-determined schedule or upon request through the IWBI Event Request Form.

In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website).


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "a. Describes how a feature normally not applicable to this project type is relevant to this project."


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by engaging a WELL AP as a member of the project team.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "a. Goes above and beyond the current requirements of the existing WELL feature."


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote the continuous evolution of the Standard by enabling projects to propose a new feature that addresses health and wellness in a novel way.'


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by providing free tours of their WELL Certified space. Projects must include a WELL educational component in conjunction with the tours. This can be permanent signage throughout the space describing different WELL features, a case study surrounding WELL Certification, a newsletter or other printed/online publication following the occupants' engagement with WELL, or an approved alternative. Tours may be offered on a pre-determined schedule or upon request through the IWBI Event Request Form.

In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website).


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "a. Describes how a feature normally not applicable to this project type is relevant to this project."


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by engaging a WELL AP as a member of the project team.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "a. Goes above and beyond the current requirements of the existing WELL feature."


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote the continuous evolution of the Standard by enabling projects to propose a new feature that addresses health and wellness in a novel way.'


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by providing free tours of their WELL Certified space. Projects must include a WELL educational component in conjunction with the tours. This can be permanent signage throughout the space describing different WELL features, a case study surrounding WELL Certification, a newsletter or other printed/online publication following the occupants' engagement with WELL, or an approved alternative. Tours may be offered on a pre-determined schedule or upon request through the IWBI Event Request Form.

In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website).


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "a. Describes how a feature normally not applicable to this project type is relevant to this project."


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by engaging a WELL AP as a member of the project team.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "a. Goes above and beyond the current requirements of the existing WELL feature."


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote the continuous evolution of the Standard by enabling projects to propose a new feature that addresses health and wellness in a novel way.'


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by providing free tours of their WELL Certified space. Projects must include a WELL educational component in conjunction with the tours. This can be permanent signage throughout the space describing different WELL features, a case study surrounding WELL Certification, a newsletter or other printed/online publication following the occupants' engagement with WELL, or an approved alternative. Tours may be offered on a pre-determined schedule or upon request through the IWBI Event Request Form.

In order to receive Innovation approval for an active tour program, projects must provide IWBI with the tour script and tour destination descriptions (including at least one destination per WELL concept) as part of their documentation. On an annual basis, projects must also submit the following documentation to IWBI: dates of tours (minimum of six per year), number of attendees (minimum of 50 per year), and evidence of how the project is broadcasting the availability of these tours (i.e., social media, project website).


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "a. Describes how a feature normally not applicable to this project type is relevant to this project."


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Projects can earn one Innovation feature by engaging a WELL AP as a member of the project team.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "a. Goes above and beyond the current requirements of the existing WELL feature."


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote the continuous evolution of the Standard by enabling projects to propose a new feature that addresses health and wellness in a novel way.'


Feature 103, 104, 105: Innovation III

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Feature 103, 104, 105: Innovation IV

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Feature 103, 104, 105: Innovation V

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Add new features 103 (Innovation Feature III), 104 (Innovation Feature IV), and 105 (Innovation Feature V). Feature language is identical to Features 101 and 102.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Add new features 103 (Innovation Feature III), 104 (Innovation Feature IV), and 105 (Innovation Feature V). Feature language is identical to Features 101 and 102.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Add new features 103 (Innovation Feature III), 104 (Innovation Feature IV), and 105 (Innovation Feature V). Feature language is identical to Features 101 and 102.


Feature P6: Education space provisions

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 07 Jun, 2018

For Part 1a, remove: "elementary, middle and high school". Add: "primary and secondary schools"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 07 Jun, 2018

In part title, remove: "for Elementary School"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 07 Jun, 2018

For Part 2a, remove: "Elementary school". Add: "Early education and primary school"


Feature 206: Education space provisions

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Remove: "13.7 m". Add: "4 m²"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Remove: "7.6 m". Add: "2 m²"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Remove: "5.5 m". Add: "1.5 m²"


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"


Feature 207: Strategic Dining Design

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For Verification Methods Matrix, Add: "Owner" to Letter of Assurance column


Feature P8: Injury prevention

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 07 Jun, 2018

For Citation 126, remove: "www.ies.org/PDF/MLO/MLO_FINAL_June2011.pdf". Add: "http://www.darksky.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/16_MLO_FINAL_J..."