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Feature 81: Sound barriers

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

Add Contractor Letter of Assurance as required documentation.


Feature 82: Individual thermal control

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

In Part 2a, remove: "employees". Add: "occupants"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To maximize and personalize thermal comfort among all occupants.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 1a, change “The building provides a thermal gradient of at least 3 °C [5 °F] across open office spaces…” to “The building provides a thermal gradient of at least 3 °C [5 °F] across open workspaces…”


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

Add owner Letter of Assurance as required documentation, add on-site spot checks as required verification, remove visual inspection.


Feature 83: Radiant thermal comfort

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 maximize floor space, reduce dust transmission and increase thermal comfort by incorporating radiant heat and cooling systems into the building design.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Feature introduction text, change “Additional benefits include saved floor space, lower dust transportation and increased thermal comfort through the separation of temperature controls and fresh air supply systems” to “Additional benefits include saved floor space, lower dust transportation and increased thermal comfort through the separation of temperature controls and outdoor air supply systems


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change Part 1 name from “Lobbies and Other Common Public Spaces” to “Lobbies and Other Common Spaces”


Feature 84: Health and wellness awareness

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 a deeper understanding of factors that impact health and wellness.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In feature introduction text, change “Health literacy, defined by the Institute of Medicine as…” to “Health literacy, defined by the National Academy of Medicine as…”


Feature 85: Integrative design

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "Prior to the design and programming of the project, all". Add: "Project"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To facilitate a collaborative development process and ensure adherence to collective wellness goals.'


Feature 86: Post-occupancy surveys

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

Remove: "employees" after "10 or more". Add: "occupants" after "10 or more".
After "at least 30% of", remove: "employees". Add: "occupants" after "at least 30% of"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 17 Jan, 2017

Change "…is given to a representative sample of at least 30% of employees at least once per year…" to "…is completed by a representative sample of at least 30% of employees at least once per year…"


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

The BOSSA Survey is an accepted alternative to the Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey required for Feature 86, Part 1: Occupant Survey Content.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

The Green Star Innovation Challenge: Occupant Engagement is an accepted alternative to the requirements of Feature 86: Post-Occupancy Surveys. Therefore, compliance with the Green Star credit is sufficient to comply with the 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 allow occupants to provide feedback to building owners and management, and help further develop the WELL Building Standard.'


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

The Leesman Survey is an accepted alternative to the Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey required for Feature 86, Part 1: Occupant Survey Content.


Feature 87: Beauty and design I

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 thoughtfully create unique and culturally-rich spaces.'


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

Add professional narrative as required documentation, remove annotated architectural drawing, remove on-site spot checks.


Feature 88: Biophilia I - qualitative

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 nurture the innate human-nature connection within the project.'


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

Add professional narratives as required documentation, remove annotated architectural drawings, remove on-site spot checks.


Feature 89: Adaptable spaces

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 reduce distractions, mitigate stress and enable focused work by integrating a stimuli management program within the building.'


Feature 90: Healthy sleep policy

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 support healthy sleep habits by discouraging occupants from working late at night and providing them with sleep support software.'


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)"


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

The requirements of Part 1b (provide employees with a 50% subsidy on software and/or applications that monitor daytime sleep-related behavior patterns such as activity levels, caffeine and alcohol intake, and eating habits) may be met if employees are provided free, doctor recommended software applications that meet these requirements.


Feature 91: Business travel

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 minimize disruptions to occupants' sleep and fitness regimens, and personal relationships by adopting supportive travel policies.'


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 92: Building health policy

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "or any other employer-established benefit plan designed to reimburse employees for qualified medical expenses" after "Flexible spending accounts"


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 17 Jan, 2017

The 'Five Insurance' offered under the Labor Law of the People’s Republic of China has been approved as an acceptable method to comply with F92.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To protect the overall health and well-being of occupants and their families by adopting comprehensive health policies.'


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 93: Workplace family support

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 ensure occupants are able to properly care for themselves and their families by adopting supportive family care policies.'


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

Under Appendix D, change the feature type for Parts 1, 2, and 3 from "(Protocol)" to "(Organizational Protocol)"


Feature 94: Self-monitoring

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

Remove: "occupant" after "is made available to each". Add: "employee" after "is made available to each"


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
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 avoid or mitigate substance use and addiction issues by providing access to stress management programs.'


Feature 96: Altruism

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 enhance community identity and promote social cohesion.'


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 97: Material transparency

Type Description
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
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
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 - 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.

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).


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.

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).


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.

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).


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.

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).


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.

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).


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.'


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 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 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