Why WELL: the science behind the standard
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About the Event
The WELL standard was set up by an American team just 8 years ago. Their aim was to shift the focus from the structure of the building to taking care of the people who will live, work and play there. They devised a set of guidelines to cover everything from access to healthy food and encouraging people to use the stairs to air quality and temperature control. And, obviously, lighting is a key part of that. The standard covers access to daylight and views of the landscape to controlling glare and the ability to control the brightness and colour temperature of the light from morning through to night time.
Since those small beginnings, the WELL standard has grown to become a global phenomenon. Over 5,900 projects, 851 MILLION SQ FT in 67 countries are being bult under this banner.
But the standards are written for a very technical audience. It's easy to lose sight of the underlying principles to focus on the numbers. It has become a tick-box exercise and the real potential to create spaces that are better for people and for business is lost.
We will run through science behind the lighting elements of the standard for the first 20 minutes. We will then have ten minutes for questions. And then we can all go outside!
I look forward to seeing you ;-)