My obsession with wellness focused design began in early 2016 when I was first introduced to the WELL Building Standard. I was at a sustainable design conference and kept hearing the word ‘Well’ in every workshop I attended. I finally sat in on a course that covered the fundamentals of the WELL Building Standard, and I felt as if I just entered a whole new world of impactful design. A guideline for designing buildings that promote health, energy and longer living?! I was sold.
Think about how you spent your day yesterday. If you are like most Americans, you woke up, took some time getting ready for work, walked into your garage, drove to work, sat/stood/walked at your desk for 8-10 hours, possibly stepping outdoors for a 10 or 20 minute break for lunch, got back in your car at the end of the day, drove to the gym (good for you!), then drove home, cooked dinner, ate, cleaned up, sank into the couch for a few minutes if you were lucky, and then went to bed. Does that sound like a typical day for you? How much time did you get to be outdoors?