The WELL Lab

Rebecca Hatchadorian, Arup
Mallory Taub, Arup

The WELL Building Standard is the first certification scheme focused on improving human health and wellness. It has used the best public health research to develop innovative strategies aimed at advancing health, happiness, mindfulness and productivity for occupants. It is a complement, rather than competitor to other rating schemes that seek reduced environmental impacts. Developed initially for commercial office spaces, how can the WELL Building Standard be applied to the specific requirements of lab buildings and occupants? This session will be led by a team that has implemented WELL to discuss how the built environment impacts our health, the key synergies and challenges for achieving WELL certification in a lab as well as identify best practice design strategies for implementation to advance health and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of the session, participant will understand how the built environment impacts our health
  • At the end of the session, participant will understand the WELL Building Standard and its certification process
  • At the end of the session, participant will understand synergies and challenges for a lab building to achieve WELL certification.
  • At the end of the session, participant will understand design strategies to enhance health and wellbeing

Biographies:

Rebecca is a Sustainability Consultant and Associate at Arup in Boston and leads the Sustainability team. She is also currently on the USGBC MA Board. She has worked on a range of new and existing buildings, and energy and GHG emissions masterplanning. Rebecca's strength lies in her ability to approach projects strategically, holistically and communicate sustainable design to all audiences. She also recently worked on the certification of the Boston office for WELL Silver.

Mallory joined Arup in 2012 and has gained experience in the San Francisco, London, and Boston offices as a sustainability consultant working towards reducing environmental impacts of the built environment while maximizing opportunities for enhancing occupant health and wellbeing. She is a WELL AP and recently worked on the certification of the Boston office for WELL Silver certification.

 

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