TM10 - It's Working WELL

Monday, November 18 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Level 4 Lobby « Back

Abstract Text:

Join us for a tour of three offices that are both WELL and LEED certified in Atlanta, all focused on sustainability and employee wellbeing. Attendees will learn more about each organization’s unique approach and how it’s working “WELL” today. Interface sets audacious goals—from carbon negative products to designing buildings to conserve key resources of regional ecology. Their new global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta is called Base Camp - a reflection of the organization’s climb to the summit of sustainability and beyond. The entire project’s design focuses on sustainability and employee wellbeing, including its high-performance building systems and work-choice planning. Base Camp anticipates LEED v4 Platinum and WELL Gold certification. Holder Construction’s 3-story, 53,000 SF Atlanta headquarters is perched on the edge of city and forest. During design, deep focus was placed on maximized daylight and views, interior lighting design, healthy materials, and overall occupant comfort to achieve WELL Silver and LEED Platinum. Cushman & Wakefield Atlanta’s 2-story, 35,000 SF space also achieved both WELL Silver and LEED certifications. The project team prioritized a focus on air and water quality, healthy food options, custom art installations, and thermal and acoustic comfort by via variety of workspaces and enhanced occupant control.

Learning Objectives:

Explain the intersection of LEED and WELL Building Certification, to recognize the overlapping and competing credits of the two building rating systems in the three site examples presented

Describe the challenges and opportunities of adopting the WELL Building Certification in a workplace environment

Explore holistic sustainable strategies that can be employed in planning a new office space

Discuss the complexity of balancing occupant, environmental, design, management and owner needs and goals to achieve a successful project and certification in LEED v4 BD+C and WELL v1.


GBCI Credit Hours:
AIA Credit Hours:
LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, WELL Specific
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, WELL Specific

Event Type: Tour > Session