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Innovation feature II

As the scientific understanding of health continues to evolve, so too does the ability to address complex issues of promoting wellness through the built environment. Recent discoveries in neuroscience, for example, have led to new insights in light’s impact on the human brain, opening the door for addressing sleep disruption through improvements in lighting design. It is likely that similar discoveries will continue to be made. The WELL Building Standard embraces the creative thinking that is needed to address the complex ways in which interior spaces contribute to health and wellness.

Part 1: Innovation 2 Proposal

The feature meets the following requirements:

a. Fits into one of the existing wellness concepts.
b. Relates to the wellness concept in a novel way that is not already covered in the WELL Building Standard.
c. Does not fall under the same concept as a feature already receiving credit under Innovation Feature I.
Part 2: Innovation 2 Support

The feature is supported by the following:

a. The feature is fully substantiated by existing scientific, medical and industry research, and is consistent with applicable laws and regulations and leading practices in building design and management.

Applicability Matrix

Core & Shell New & Existing Buildings New & Existing Interiors
Part 1: Innovation 2 Proposal O O O
Part 2: Innovation 2 Support O O O
Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
Part 1: Innovation 2 Proposal O O O O O
Part 2: Innovation 2 Support O O O O O

Verification Methods Matrix

Letters of Assurance Annotated Documents On-Site Checks
Part 1: Innovation 2 Proposal Innovation Proposal
Part 2: Innovation 2 Support Innovation Proposal