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At our WELL AP meet-up in May, we journeyed through the WELL Certification timeline from beginning to end. In addition to providing a deep dive into each step in the WELL Certification process, we debuted new templates and resources crafted to help set our WELL APs up for success in their work.
If you’re a WELL AP or want to know more about the integral role WELL consultants play throughout the WELL Certification process, check out our guide to WELL consulting.
THE GUIDE TO WELL CONSULTING
The decision to pursue WELL Certification requires collaboration from many internal stakeholders throughout an organization. As a WELL consultant, you can play an essential role in establishing feasibility and identifying the steps they’ll need to get started.
During this stage, you may consider supporting your project team in the following ways:
Check out this new tool for WELL registration:
WELL Survey Questions: This template sorts the WELL features into project team roles, allowing you to quickly request information regarding feasibility or status of achievement to track in your WELL project checklist.
As you move forward towards WELL Certification, you will need to assess and confirm that each feature being pursued meets WELL’s requirements. During this stage of a project, a WELL consultant might:
Check out these new tools for feature assessments:
Charrette Agendas: This template suggests a framework for an integrative design charrette agenda, allowing you to quickly plan and customize your meeting to include elements of WELL.
Policies and Protocols: This template compiles WELL features that involve personnel policies or protocol, allowing you to quickly incorporate WELL requirements into existing employee manuals, food service programs, or maintenance guidelines.
Prior to certification, projects submit documentation to show how they are meeting feature requirements. At this stage, you might:
Check out this new tool for documentation submission:
Maintenance Logs: This template outlines the maintenance features of WELL, allowing you to quickly adapt or incorporate WELL requirements into existing operational protocols.
Once your documentation has been approved and you have achieved the required occupancy, it is time to schedule performance verification. During this stage of a project, you may:
Check out these new tools for documentation submission:
Cleaning Services Request: This template provides a direct overview of the cleaning protocols in the WELL Building Standard, allowing you to quickly share the scope of your cleaning service request to a landlord or vendor.
Operations Presentation: This template includes cleaning and maintenance features of WELL, allowing you to quickly educate and train project team members or facilities staff on WELL's requirements.
Congratulations! You have made it to the final stages of your journey. It is almost time to celebrate your success and showcase your project.
During this stage of a project, a WELL consultant might:
KEYWORDS: Green Infrastructure, Green Building, International Well Building Institute (IWBI), WELL consulting, built environment
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