June 21 / 2022
The new times confirm that buildings are no longer mere constructions in which work or activities are carried out. Today, they must also promote the health and well-being of the people who occupy them.
Keep in mind that we spend more than ninety percent of our time indoors. This situation has a strong impact on both our well-being and our productivity. The term wellness refers to the process by which people make decisions aimed at a healthier life and a higher level of well-being.
The WELL certification assesses how best practices in design and construction focused on the well-being of users can influence human health and performance. The demand for this type of certification increased dramatically in 2020 due to the pandemic.
It is a dynamic scoring method for buildings and communities that enables the identification, measurement and monitoring of the characteristics of built spaces that affect the well-being and health of their occupants.
The main purpose of this certification is to generate a positive experience in the human being, reflected in the improvement of their contemplation, concentration and productivity capabilities. In this way, people’s social sense is reinforced, stimulating their sense of belonging to the environment.
It contributes to such a built environment improving the physical well-being, nutrition, sleep patterns or behaviour of the people who inhabiting it. The certificate verifies in situ the construction based on health-related variables.
Although the existing versions have the same purpose, each has its own style and workflow for each team. The WELL methodology is based on the implementation of preconditions (mandatory) and optimizations (according to the needs of the work team) divided into categories called concepts.
This is the first version of the certification. It takes into account the quality and control within the space of the:
It’s an updated version that includes more universal preconditions together with more adaptable optimizations for all projects. In addition to the previous seven concepts, where physical well-being becomes movement and comfort is now called thermal comfort, it adds three new ones:
Special adaptation of WELL v2. Excellent option for those projects that intend to implement healthy features in the base building for the benefit of the tenants. It is available for constructions in which at least 75% of the building area of the project is occupied by one or more tenants, or serves as common space for all of them.
As indicated above, the criteria are grouped into ten categories called concepts. In each of them there are a series of mandatory minimum requirements called Preconditions, as well as improvement criteria called Optimizations.
The score obtained with the certification will depend on the number of optimizations carried out. Depending on the points obtained in the optimizations, three levels are established:
One of Cloudworks‘ objectives is to create spaces in which its users can work in conditions that favour their well-being, health and productivity.
Our Gran Via 645 location is WELL certified. A space with more than 2,500 m² distributed in four floors adapted to your needs.
With all the healthy benefits offered by the certificate (air quality, adequate lighting, thermal comfort…) and a professional environment to provide an ideal environment for your team, improving their motivation to help you retain talent.
It is located very close to Passeig de Gràcia, next to Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes. Its easy accessibility and multiple public transportation connections make it an ideal space for coworkers.
Looking for a WELL certified coworking space? Would you like to book a tour of our Gran Via 645? Contact us and we will gladly show it to you.