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Joint exercise aims to align BREEAM with WELL Building Standard

28 November 2016

An agreement was announced at a press conference this morning between the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) concerning the alignment of their individual standards for buildings.

Closer alignment of the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM is intended to deliver a more complementary process for those pursuing both standards, it was announced.

Announcing the move, IWBI founder Paul Scialla described the efforts over the previous five years, combining the input of medical and construction specialists.

As a result, there has been a more concerted effort to align green building standards with the requirements of the WELL standard, he said.

The move is highly relevant to the ongoing increase in focus within the FM sector concentrating on health and well being of building occupants.

BRE director of building performance group Gavin Dunn said up to 30% of credits could be achieved through the complementary efforts of the two organisations.

"We're excited about the opportunity to join forces in away that will advance the inclusion of health and well-being considerations in Europe's built environment," said Mr Dunn.

A study conducted by Green Business Certification, the WELL certifying body, and BRE which is expected to be completed in January 2017.


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