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Exterior active design

Exterior active design


To promote active lifestyles through the integration of active design elements into the building exterior.

If the project would like to use Part 3b to comply with this feature, uses must be existing at the time of documentation review. Since neighborhood conditions like connectivity and diverse uses play such an integral role in activity levels and other health outcomes, we mean to ensure they are available when the project is occupied and achieves WELL Certification.

Spaces outside of the WELL project boundary can be considered toward Parts 1 and 2. Projects would need to demonstrate that the shared space is reasonably accessible to building occupants (e.g., close proximity), regularly used by the project population, and contains the appropriate amenities.

Yes, if a project takes up more than 75% of the lot size, parts 1 and 2 do not apply. If part 3 is being met, the project can achieve this feature.