President of Healthy Buildings Earns WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) Credential
Simon Turner from Healthy Buildings has earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APTM) credential through the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), placing him among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment.
The WELL AP credential is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well-being in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building StandardTM (WELL).
WELL APs have successfully passed the WELL AP exam, an assessment based on the expertise of leading practitioners in the field of design, health and wellness in the built environment. Developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices, the WELL AP exam 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 AP Exam was launched last October and was complemented by a comprehensive educational program.
Healthy Buildings has advocated for the development of health and wellness standards in commercial buildings for nearly 20 years, and we are very excited to see this trend really take off in the commercial real estate industry. We believe that by encouraging health and wellness in indoor environments, building owners and employers will both see mutual productivity and health gains. It is really encouraging to see major research institutions and building owners tackling this topic.
The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. WELL is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and well-being in the built environment, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
The WELL Building Standard and more information on the WELL AP is available at www.wellcertified.com.