The WELL Building Standard has been instrumental in guiding facilities managers to implement financially meaningful health and wellness strategies. The WELL Building Standard, administered by the International WELL Building Institute, is one of the first worldwide building certification systems to focus on occupant health and, ultimately, productivity. Thanks to programs like Energy Star, facility managers have been getting more energy efficient in operating buildings, helping the global environment. According to Energy Star, the average office building is consuming about one third less energy today than about 10 years ago. Thanks to LEED, we have been reducing the overall environmental impact of buildings. Synergies among strategies to improve energy efficiency, sustainability, and wellness start with building orientation and design. Carefully selected building structure and infrastructure systems that are properly operated create an additive benefit by reducing operating costs and enhancing worker productivity.
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