A study published in the Journal of Building and Environment shows that BEST certification can provide significant benefits both in terms of occupant satisfaction and perceived health, and in aspects related to well-being and productivity.
This study was the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, entitled “Impact of Certification on Residents’ Satisfaction and Perception of Health, Well-Being, and Productivity: A Pre- and Post-Occupational Evaluation in Multiple Services.” It looked at the impact of the certification on the owners from four perspectives: job satisfaction, mental and physical health, prosperity and productivity.
Using extensive pre- and post-occupational survey data, the analysis was able to assess the impact of certification on individuals within the space compared to their experiences prior to certification. Although the standard is well established as one of the largest building certification programs, a systematic evaluation of its effectiveness in achieving its goal has been lacking.
The researchers comprehensively studied the impact of job certification on employee satisfaction and perceived health, well-being and productivity, using more than 1,300 pre- and post-employment survey responses from six companies. Of the six companies included in the study, all six are located in North America: five companies are located in the United States of America and one is located in Canada. Analyzes were performed before and after the occupation both at the complex level and at the company level.
The findings of the survey study showed how WELL certification brings significant benefits to owners, including:
In addition to finding that certification increased overall well-being by 26%, the study also found that it helped residents become more motivated, more motivated to work, and more secure in hiring health care. but there is a greater sense of pride on the part of the government itself.
In the analysis of the studies in the organizational environment, the findings of the impact of certification were quite similar. Every company in the study saw significant gains in overall occupant satisfaction. All saw a marked improvement in overall perceived mental health, with one company jumping as much as 14% in the median perceived mental health. The average productivity score also improved for all companies, ranging from 1.39% to 6.72%. III
The Well Building Standard is currently one of the most comprehensive building certification programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of building owners. The certification covers 108 brands divided into 10 categories: Air, Water, Nutrition, Light, Motion, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community. Today, it is used by more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in 125 countries, and more than 4.4 billion square feet of real estate.