8 Hour Training presented by Built Environment Plus
Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time in buildings – while the health of the building is highly critical, it is a component that was often overlooked. Now with the advent of COVID-19, our perspective on this component has changed: building designers and operators must re-examine how we navigate offices, restaurants, stores, schools, and residential common areas. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put out new guidelines for the health and safety of the indoor space. Fortunately, the WELL Building Standard® provides the knowledge necessary to make the health and well-being of building residents an even greater priority.
The WELL standard is an evidence-base verified rating system focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, and the health of the occupants. WELL is grounded in the premise that buildings play a leading role in supporting the health and well-being of the residents.
Within this WELL course you will learn how to articulate the financial, societal, and environmental benefits of WELL certification, identify the role of the International Well Building Institute and the WELL Building Standard, recognize the structure of the WELL Building Standard, explain the seven concepts of the WELL Building standard, the strategies to achieve them, and the health impacts they address, and summarize the certification process of the WELL Building Standard.
The WELL AP Exam Prep Class will have nine sections which will be given over the course of one day. Upon completion of the class you will be eligible to sit for the WELL AP exam at a local testing center.
Director of Sustainability | STO Building Group
Jennifer Taranto brings more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate and construction industry. She joined Structure Tone in 2001, where she served as a superintendent and project manager before becoming STO Building Group’s Director of Sustainability. Jennifer gets involved in the early stages of design and construction to define the client’s sustainability goals and help the project team create an internal roadmap to achieve them. With her guidance and expertise, organizations around the world have been able to improve people’s health and wellbeing while reducing the construction and operating costs of facilities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from North Carolina State University.
This course is now funded through the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP). If you are a small, Massachusetts-based business that employs 100 people or less, you and your employees may be eligible to take this training session for free! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.
** This course will be hosted virtually. All attendees, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for the Green Building Training Program (GBTP), must register for the course through our Eventbrite page. For GBTP participants, your company’s enrollment in the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) must be verified before you can access the Zoom link – unverified participants will not be let into the meeting. **