Michael Dariane, Senior Sustainability Consultant at multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Hilson Moran, is one of the first to be awarded the WELL Accredited Professional™ (WELL AP) credential through the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI). The accreditation recognises professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment, adding a new focus to design in the UK.
The WELL AP credential is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and wellbeing in the built environment, and as a result its impact on design. It also covers the principles, practices and application of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which Hilson Moran can now apply to projects for its clients.
Michael Dariane said: “We spend much of our day in the office so it’s important to work in an environment which is conducive to our health and wellbeing. It’s great to have a performance-based, industry-recognised system that measures, certifies, and monitors the impact of our built environment. I’m proud to be one of the first in the UK to attain the WELL AP credential and look forward to applying this into future projects.”
Chris Birch, Director of Sustainability at Hilson Moran, added: “There has been an increasing focus on wellbeing in recent years and this accreditation allows us to assess and measure an environment based on a set of criteria that determines its positive contribution to occupants. This is a really progressive step forward for our industry as a whole, extending measures focused on the environment to the users as well.”
The WELL Building Standard is the first to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. The WELL AP Exam was launched in October 2015.
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.
To learn more about Hilson Moran’s commitment to health and wellness in the built environment, visit www.hilsonmoran.com/WELL. The WELL Building Standard and more information on the WELL AP™ is available at www.wellcertified.com.