Activity incentive programs
Activity incentive programs
To promote active lifestyles through the provision of physical activity incentive programs.
I am only pursuing WELL Certification for a portion of our office. Do I need to consider all regular building occupants for the entire space within this WELL feature's scope in order to comply?
Yes, all employees who occupy the building would need to be counted as part of this feature's scope. See more information about the scope of organizational protocols on page 15 of the WELL Building Standard.
Projects that are operated as a co-working space should pursue the New & Existing Interiors project type. For this type of project, Feature 65 would only apply to employees of the project owner.
Could you clarify who qualifies as an employee? My organization has temporary workers and I would like to know if they are considered employees for the purposes of WELL Certification.
A worker is considered an employee if they have a regular or predictable schedule, which has (or is intended to) continue for longer than a few months.
My project is partnered with a local gym in our area and provides employees a discount package that eliminates registration fees and provides a 15% discount on a monthly and/or yearly membership plan. Would this incentive meet one of the requirements for Part 1?
Projects have flexibility in defining what activity incentives are meaningful to their employees or project population. This incentive offering would likely comply with Part 1c.
My project provides occupants with employer based health insurance, which includes similar physical activity incentives. Can my project achieve Feature 65?
Health insurance based offerings may be considered towards requirements so long as they meet the intent of the feature and offer similar incentives for physical activity. In addition, health-insurance-based activity incentives should be offered to all employees who qualify for employer-based health insurance.
Projects play an integral role in defining this for their employees/project population. As a starting point, projects might want to familiarize themselves with the average cost of a gym membership and/or group fitness program/classes for their geographic area. Focus groups or employee surveys are another great strategy to deploy when exploring what types of incentive programs would be most meaningful.
My company is providing our employees with a free gym membership. What are the recommended methods to demonstrate that at least 30% of regular occupants utilize free access to the gym?
There are no specific requirements for how a project should demonstrate that 30% of regular occupants utilize free access to the gym. Some methods that could be used include conducting occupant surveys, or asking the gym to provide aggregate check-in data to confirm.