Building for Well-Being 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. The final chapter looks toward the future of health and the built environment.
Chapter 1 Learning from Green Building
Chapter 2 Current State of Health
Chapter 3 Design and Health Considerations
Chapter 4 Why Guidelines?
Chapter 5 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)
Chapter 6 The WELL® Building Standard
Chapter 7 The WELL® Community Standard
Chapter 8 Fitwel®
Chapter 9 Fitwel® Community and Commercial Sites (Beta Version)
Chapter 10 Comparisons
Chapter 11 Other Sources of Inspiration
Chapter 12 A Way Forward