Embodied cognition is theory that emphasizes the impact of the built environment on human behavior. The WELL Building Standard offers a set of guidelines and design strategies that shape environments. Join our team of physicians, designers and strategists to learn more about the role design plays in motivating healthy decisions.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the upstream drivers of human health and wellness alongside the opportunities therefore presented for the role of design and designers in health(care) transformation.
  • Understand how the WELL Building Standard (Version 1) acknowledges and measures the impact of design on human health within Features #84-86 in the Mind category.
  • Employ biophilic design measures to support better health outcomes and achieve the WELL Building Standard (Version 1) Features #88, 100 in the Mind category.
  • Explain the synergies between various rating tools and their approach to daylighting analysis and design; this includes LEED v4 (Daylight Credit), WELL (Features 61-63, Light), GGHC (Daylight and Views), and Living Building Challenge (Civilized Environment, Health and Happiness).