Standard Owner Benchmark - Well

By CommonShare

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and promoting features of the built environment that contribute to the health and well-being of occupants. It is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a global organization focused on advancing health and wellness in buildings and communities. The WELL Building Standard was launched by IWBI in 2014.

The WELL Building Standard takes a holistic approach to building design, operations, and policies by integrating various aspects of the indoor environment that have the potential to impact human health and well-being. It encompasses seven core categories, known as concepts, which include air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.

Each of these concepts has a set of criteria that buildings must meet to achieve certification. The criteria are based on scientific research and best practices in the fields of public health, environmental science, and building design. Some examples of specific features covered by the WELL Building Standard include air quality management, water quality and filtration, healthy food options, access to natural light, physical activity opportunities, thermal comfort, and stress reduction measures.

To pursue WELL certification, building projects undergo a rigorous process that includes performance verification, documentation, and on-site audits. There are different levels of certification available, including Silver, Gold, and Platinum, based on the number of requirements met.

The WELL Building Standard is intended for various types of buildings, including offices, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, retail spaces, and residential buildings. It aims to create healthier indoor environments that support occupant well-being, productivity, and overall quality of life.

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The certification uses a multi-stakeholder, independent governance model to support the development of the standards related to the certification.

Supply Side Digitization

Details on the certificate are easily available via technology for inclusion in third party digital applications.

Buy Side Availability

Buy side availability details out how easy it is for consumers to find products and companies exhibiting the standards offered by the certification.


This considers the scale of the certification, and the number of products and companies that currently contribute to the certificate. National and local certification are normalized with countries.

Digital Accessibility

How easy is it for innovative new companies, startups, and local retailers to have the same access and affordable pricing models to use standard information in digital applications.

How our Standard Owner Benchmark® Works?

By CommonShare

This is a benchmark to help companies understand which standards should be part of a sustainable procurement plan. Further, the benchmark allows standard setting schemes, i.e. "Standard Owners", to benchmark their performance versus industry peers.