June 15th Seminar to Discuss Benefits of WELL Building Standard

Real Estate In-Depth | May 2016

RYE—There is now a standard to measure how buildings can affect the health of people occupying them. It’s called the WELL Building Standard ™. Based on the belief that buildings should be developed with people’s health and wellness at the center of design, WELL™ was established by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. IWBI was launched by Delos in 2013, following a Clinton Global Initiative commitment by Delos founder Paul Scialla to improve the way people live by developing spaces that enhance occupant health and quality of life by sharing WELL globally.

Peter Smith, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP Homes, Vice President, Delos Solutions
Peter Smith, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP Homes, Vice President, Delos Solutions

Peter Smith, a Delos Solutions VP and Westchester native, will be presenting “Introduction to the WELL Building Standard™” as part of the continuing education series hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting. The event will be held on Wednesday June 15th beginning at 6 p.m. at the headquarters of Westchester Magazine—2 Clinton Avenue in Rye.

“WELL introduces preventative medical intentions into the way we design and operate our buildings”, said Smith, “It has quickly become internationally recognized as the new industry benchmark for health and wellness in buildings.” Smith joined the Delos team with an extensive building science background as well as a deep knowledge of design and construction management.

Who should attend the presentation? Architects and other building design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, facilities managers, sustainability consultants, government officials and employees of public agencies who are interested in furthering health through design of the built environment, specifically in commercial and institutional building types. 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. For more information, or to register for this event, contact michael@murphybrothers.com or call (914) 424-3422.

The program is sponsored by Ventacity, Renson, Westchester Magazine and Murphy Brothers Contracting.