Consumers and the design industry are taking notice of newly embraced lifestyle and workplace shifts, coupled with an increasing focus on climate change, health, and wellness. There is a more conscious effort, even a responsibility, to plan, design, and develop for well-being. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heightened awareness of hygiene and the challenges that high-touch surfaces present, such as those found in commercial restrooms.
This course will explore v2 of the WELL Building Standard and how commercial restroom products can help designers achieve WELL v2 Certification. We will identify the plumbing industry‚Äôs role in health and wellness and how reducing water consumption in commercial restrooms impacts the health and well-being of building occupants.
- Understand the need for healthy buildings and the importance of WELL v2 and the International WELL Building Institute.
- Introduce the 10-Concept WELL Certification framework.
- Explore how commercial restroom products can help designers achieve WELL v2 Certification.
- Identify how reducing water consumption in commercial restrooms impacts the health and well-being of building occupants and technologies that have been developed to overcome perceived challenges.