Use Airthings for Business towards The WELL Building Standard

Marie Bannister

Marie Bannister – Airthings

What is the WELL standard?

The WELL Building Standard  (WELL v2™) takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment addressing behaviour, operations and design. 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. 

The WELL Building Standard (WELL v2™) is very comprehensive, and considers seven concepts including Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal comfort, Sound, Materials and Mind in the workplace.  The Airthings for Business monitors can be used in a WELL project to attain certain points towards the Air concept. 

What’s the difference between WELL Building Standard™ and RESET® ? 

There are several certification programs that help showcase buildings taking the step in this direction. The two you have probably heard of are WELL Building Standard™ and RESET®. 

WELL is about optimising the building or project to benefit people’s health. It is known for its design standards, they are focused on helping people build more sustainable buildings. It is extremely comprehensive. 

RESET on the other hand, is a data standard, It certifies and prioritises on-going performance and long-term occupant health.g. It too is comprehensive, though 

RESET can complement other certification schemes and have “crosswalks” with other existing programs such as Well. So it might be a better place to start. 

Airthings is a certified RESET data provider and our air quality monitors are RESET accredited, you can learn more about this here. 

How can you use Airthings for Business with WELL Building Standard?

You can use Airthings for Business IAQ monitors to satisfy certain air requirements for the Well Building Standard. These are listed below:

Requirement(s)Airthings for Business View Plus
AO1 Air qualityPart 2 –  Requirements Met (Partial precondition)
AO8 Air quality monitoring and awarenessRequirements Met (2 points)
T01 Thermal performanceOpportunity to meet (Partial precondition)
T06 Thermal comfort monitoringRequirements met (1 point)
T07 Humidity controlRequirements met (1 point)
Total points:Partial preconditions
4 points available 

There is the option to propose innovation points. The innovations are 1pt each (up to a maximum of 10). You have to propose them on each project specifically, WELL then consider it and approve or reject. 

Want to know more about using Airthings for Business in your WELL Building Standard project? Contact us