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JLL announces four WELL Accredited Professionals in UK business

Firm is now among industry leaders who are committed to health & wellness in building design


JLL is proud to announce that four of its UK employees have passed the globally renowned WELL AP credential exam. Alex Edds, Beth Ambrose, Claire Racine and Lora Brill join six North American JLL colleagues, who have also obtained the credential, which signifies extensive knowledge of human health and wellness in the built environment, and the WELL Building Standard™. 

Paul Scialla, founder of International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), said: “The demonstrated dedication to pursue the WELL AP credential proves the growing importance of developing buildings with people’s health and wellness at the center of design. WELL Accredited Professionals will be at the forefront of this healthy building movement.”

Sophie Walker, Head of UK Sustainability, JLL, said: “JLL is passionate about health and wellbeing. We have introduced a number of initiatives in the UK over the past two years and over the next 12 months we are going to be undertaking a WELL gap assessment of one of our UK offices, developing bespoke health & wellbeing requirements for the UK estate, and implementing an internal health and wellbeing campaign. JLL’s North American colleagues have supported Cadillac Fairview, and TD Bank in achieving WELL Certification at the Gold level in Canada which represents the world’s first WELL Certification under the WELL Building Standard™ v1. In the UK, we will be supporting our new WELL AP credentialed staff to achieve similar success.” 

WELL Accredited Professionals have demonstrated proficiency in the field of design, health, and wellness in the built environment through the WELL AP exam. The exam is based on the expertise of leading industry practitioners, researchers and physicians, and was developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices. It is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard.

The WELL Building Standard is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness and can be applied across many real estate sectors. WELL marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and well-being. The inauguration of the WELL AP is a large step towards the continued growth of the WELL Certification programme.

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About the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™)

The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment. Public benefit corporations like IWBI are an emerging U.S. structure for corporations committed to balancing public benefits with profitability – harnessing the power of private capital for greater good. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard® (WELL) – a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of buildings that impact the health and wellbeing of the people who live, work, and learn in them. Fulfilling the vision of IWBI Founder Paul Scialla, IWBI has a pioneering altruistic capitalism model that will address social responsibility and demonstrate a sustainable model for philanthropy. IWBI has committed to direct 51 percent of net profits, after taxes, generated by registration fees, certification fees and recertification fees received from real estate projects applying for WELL Certification toward charitable contributions and impact investment focused on health, wellness and the built environment. IWBI was established by Delos in 2013 pursuant to a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to improve the way people live by developing spaces that enhance occupant health and quality of life by sharing the WELL Building Standard globally.wellcertified.com

About the WELL Building Standard™

The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work and learn in the buildings. WELL focuses on seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. Pioneered by Delos, the WELL Building Standard is grounded in evidence-based medical research that demonstrates the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. The WELL Building Standard is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ and third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). wellcertified.com