By Alexander Landa
Coming up November 15th to 17th will be ABX 2016! As part of the Northeast's largest building industry conference and tradeshow, Architecture Boston Expo, the USGBC MA Chapter will be sponsoring multiple panels this year. This year, we're hosting multiple panels, so let's see the first panel, “A05: Good Medicine: The WELL Building Standard.”
This session will be a broad yet deeper overview of the WELL Building Standard and the certification process. A major focus of this is to cover the medical bases of design and construction strategies that go into creating healthier buildings. Similar to the Healthy Materials Summit, this crash course on healthy materials details not only why materials affect the environment, but it stresses the importance of materials on human health. The WELL Building Standard can act as a solid framework for designing these types of healthier buildings, as it provides the chance and information needed to help design buildings with a human-centered approach.
WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. Participants will learn the purpose, key components, and structure of the WELL Building Standard.
ABX A05 – Good Medicine: The Healthy Building Standard
8:00AM – 9:30AM