The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which administers third-party certification for the LEED standard, and the Well Building Institute will collaborate to promote the WELL Building Standard. The WELL Standard seeks to make buildings healthier spaces through better air quality and lighting.
GBCI will provide third-party certification for the WELL Standard. It is expected that WELL certification will be similar to LEED certification, with a design team and consultants submitting documentation for verification. GBCI also will be involved in an onsite performance audit.
In time, the transfer relevant credentials from one standard to the other is possible. IWBI also hopes to certify professionals as GBCI offers the LEED AP credential. TheWELL Standard was developed by Delos in partnership with scientists and architects.