Last week, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) unveiled the Works with WELL Program, a new product licensing opportunity designed to help product manufacturers validate and showcase how their products align with the WELL Building Standard, based on IWBI licensing criteria. Nearly 40 early-adopting companies have enrolled more than 1,000 products in the new program.
To earn the mark, products must go through a third-party document review to validate that their products meet the licensing criteria. By achieving Works with WELL, companies are able to demonstrate their commitment to advancing products and solutions that support human health and well-being.
To date, WELL has been adopted by nearly 44,000 projects spanning 4.85 billion square feet of real estate across 127 countries. Thousands of organizations, including more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500, have embraced the WELL Building Standard.
Products developed by early adopters offer solutions for air and water quality, lighting, smart building technologies, flooring, wall coverings, furnishing and biophilic products, as well as solutions that promote mental health, movement, nourishment and community engagement and more. These products are situated around the feature requirements under the 10 WELL concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community. A product directory will be made accessible to the general public later in 2023 following the launch of the Works with WELL program.
More information is available on the IWBI website here.