High performance building design practices are in a transformative state today with an additional focus on occupant wellbeing in addition to energy efficiency & system performance. Tackling each focus area requires concentrated design efforts and monitoring throughout construction and occupancy.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain methodologies that evaluate new designs that prioritize occupant health and wellbeing while minimizing building energy usage.
  • Identify how the requirements of features such as the Ventilation Effectiveness feature in WELL version 1 make achieving both air quality and energy efficiency goals difficult, and how to overcome it.
  • Identify how the requirements of features such as the Thermal Comfort feature in WELL version 1 make achieving both occupant comfort and energy efficiency a challenge and how to overcome them.
  • Discuss how the Air Quality Monitoring and Feedback credit is an opportunity to measure and track air quality performance and comfort of occupants that goes outside traditional building design.