August 1, 2016 – GHT announces that Senior Associate Brad McNiff, PE, LEED AP, WELL AP and Sustainability Specialist Jake Bebee, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, WELL AP have earned the WELL AP credential through the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™).
The WELL AP credential is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well-being in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).
“Encouraging our employees to pursue the WELL AP credential is a reflection of our mission to transform the client experience through thought leadership,” says GHT President Paul O’Brien, PE, LEED AP ID+C. “When our clients are tracking a sustainable program for their projects, they can count on GHT as a partner in achieving design, certification, and performance targets.”
McNiff says, “It has been an exciting challenge to work on two of the first commercial projects in DC to pursue WELL certification: the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) headquarters. As the rating system evolves, our team is staying up to date on effective design strategies and providing critical feedback to the IWBI review teams on the WELL Building Standard.”
Bebee adds, “We are also focused on helping our clients understand the path to successful certification. With a renewed industry focus on occupant wellness in the built environment, GHT believes that in addition to LEED and other established design and construction-focused sustainability rating systems, the WELL Building Standard will play a more prominent role going forward.”
About The WELL Building Standard
The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. WELL is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and well-being in the built environment, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. The WELL Building Standard and more information on the WELL AP is available at www.wellcertified.com.