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Building for Well-Being
Exploring Health-Focused Rating Systems for Design and Construction Professionals

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ISBN 9780367539986
December 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Building for Wellbeing is the first introduction to health-focused building standards for design and construction professionals. More than a summary of the state of the field, this practical resource guides designers, builders, developers, and owners through considerations for incorporating WELL®, Fitwel, and other systems from the planning phase to ground-breaking and beyond. Side-by-side comparisons of established and emerging health-focused standards empower building professionals to select the most appropriate certifications for their projects. Drawing on the authors’ backgrounds in sustainable design and public health, chapters on the evolution of the green building movement and the relationship between health and the built environment provide vital context for understanding health-focused standards and certifications. A final chapter looks toward the future of health and the built environment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Learning from Green Building

Chapter 2 Current State of Health

Chapter 3 Design & Health Considerations

Chapter 4 Why Guidelines?

Chapter 5 LEED

Chapter 6 The WELL Building Standard –

Chapter 7 The WELL Community Standard -

Chapter 8 Fitwell

Chapter 9 Fitwel Community and Commercial Sites (Beta Version)

Chapter 10 Comparisons

Chapter 11 Other sources of inspiration

Chapter 12 A Way Forward

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Traci Rose Rider is a LEED®- and WELL®- accredited architect and Assistant Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. She received the New Researcher Award for the Architectural Research Centers Consortium for 2015-2016 and has also been featured in Dwell magazine. She was granted the prestigious individual US Green Building Council Leadership Award in Education and featured in Vanity Fair’s 2006 Green Issue.

Margaret van Bakergem received a PhD from North Carolina State University and an MPH from Washington University. Her research focuses on encouraging institutional investors to invest in health and wellness in real estate.