Study: WELL certification boosts worker satisfaction and perceived productivity
WELL is working.
Workers in buildings with WELL certification report higher workplace satisfaction, increased productivity, and improved health and well-being, according to a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Building and Environment.
Backed by scientific research, WELL is a system for improving human health and well-being by building healthier buildings, organizations and communities. It focuses on 10 concepts for good health — Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind, and Community.
The survey found:
- Workplace satisfaction increased from 42% to 70%, a nearly 30-point improvement
- Well-being scores increased 26% overall
- Mental health scores were up 10%
- Physical health scores were up 2%
- Mean productivity scores made a 10-point jump
The longitudinal research used more than 1,300 pre- and post-occupancy surveys from six North American companies.
The survey comes as the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new partnership to streamline dual certification for WELL and LEED, the rating standard for green buildings, beginning in 2023.
IMEG has expertise in engineering for WELL certification. Projects include:
- IMEG Office, Denver, CO — WELL Gold
- Aspen Police Department, Aspen, CO — WELL Silver
- Hyatt Headquarters, Chicago, IL — WELL Silver
- Perkins Eastman Chicago, IL — WELL Platinum
- SSM Health Dean Medical Group and Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, Beaver Dam, WI — certification pending
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