The real estate market is increasingly focusing on the wellbeing of occupants. In Swing House, one of the first WELL-certified properties in Finland, health and wellbeing are a top priority.
WELL™ is the first international quality standard for buildings that focuses on evaluating the wellbeing generated by a building. The standard is based on the measurement of ten areas that affect wellbeing. For example, natural light, air quality, movement, materials and acoustics are assessed with hundreds of indicators. The certificate is issued by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI™).
The developer of Swing House, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company, is applying for the international WELL v2™ Gold level quality of building.
“While the more established standards LEED, BREEAM and RTS provide excellent signposts for ecological and energy-efficient design, WELL has shifted the focus onto the wellbeing of the users. Involving our stakeholders in the process from the beginning, we can build a property that genuinely benefits its users,” says Antti Pyötsiä, Project Manager for Elo.
Ten categories that measure wellbeing
WELL v2 is based on ten concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community. The users will experience these categories through design solutions that support health, efficiency and comfort.
Circadian lighting, advanced indoor air purification, natural architecture, low-emission materials and surface materials that create soothing soundscapes are just some of the many advantages of Swing House as a place to work. The certification requires ongoing effort even after completion: indoor air, for example, must be consistently monitored and reported on throughout the lifecycle of the building.
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