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NWC Pre-Conference: Understanding the WELL Building Standard™
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The WELL Building Standard marries evidence-based wellness policies and programs with best practices in design and construction. Taking a holistic approach in addressing human health through buildings, WELL creates a platform for reinforcing corporate policy with design elements, guaranteeing the person in the building is exposed to wellness in the workplace. This session helps wellness and building professionals understand the critical role the built environment plays in a person’s well-being.

When: Sunday, June 18, 2017
From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
Where: National Wellness Conference
Saint Paul RiverCentre
St. Paul
United States
Presenter: Zoe Reich Margarites, DELOS Solutions

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Online registration is now closed. Before 12 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 15, please call 715.342.2969 to inquire about registration. Onsite registration for Pre-conference programs is not available.


Understanding the WELL Building Standard


This pre-conference workshop provides a deep dive into the WELL Building Standard. The ideology and structure of the program are covered in depth as well as the certification process. The heart of the workshop is an in-depth review of the intents and requirements of each criteria including an understanding of the medical basis of the standard. Case studies of WELL pilot projects and other projects actively implementing the Standard are highlighted.
The WELL Building Standard marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions. In this workshop, attendees learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being, and comfort. Strategies for improving the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and performance of occupants through design and construction practices are explored in detail. This intensive workshop helps building professionals and owners understand their role as public health practitioners. It also helps medical professionals understand the critical role that the built environment plays in a person’s health and well-being. For those wishing to become a WELL Accredited Professional, this workshop serves as a critical step in the preparation for the exam.
The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people. This workshop will teach you how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework.



After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • identify the purpose, key components, and structure of the WELL Building Standard.
  • explain the medical basis for the Concepts and Features of the WELL Building Standard.
  • identify successful strategies for meeting the requirements of the WELL Features.
  • identify WELL resources and explain how to become a WELL Accredited Professional.

Registration Fee


This Pre-conference program will be held conjunction with the 42nd Annual National Wellness Conference. (Attendance of the National Wellness Conference in encouraged but not required to participate in this program; additional registration fees apply.)


Event Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. A charge of 10% of the registration fee will be made for cancellations received in writing (or e-mailed with confirmation received) more than 15 business days prior to the start of the event. A charge of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed for cancellations received 15 or less business days prior to the start of the event. If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact NWI.



8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Coffee
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Program
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (included)
12:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Program