January 2nd 2018 – The Technological Institute of Galicia (ITG), official partner of the WELL certification, holds for the first time in Spain, the official event in the field of health and welfare for civilian buildings. The event called Wellference Madrid 2019, will be held on January 22nd in the auditorium of Castellana 81, the first certified building in Spain using this evaluation system.
Ticket purchase is available, 107 people have already formalized their attendance to the event where it will feature personalities such as Rick Fredizzi, CEO of WELL since 2016, also founding member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and former CEO of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), a non-profit organization that advocates for high performance buildings and communities.
During the event, the scope of the agreement signed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Technological Institute of Galicia (ITG) will be present, marked under “market partner” in Spain and Latin America, to impart its official training, to execute in situ verifications in projects on certification procedures and promotion of the standard.
- Schedule: 9.30am-6pm
- Location: Castellana 81, first building certified by WELL
- LIMITED OCCUPANCY. Admission fee (70€) which includes coffee, lunch and simultaneous translation services. Tax included.
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WELL Advance Training on January 23rd
Professionals who want to know how the new version of WELL’s operation works, have the opportunity to enroll in the official course, which will take place in Castellana 81 the day after the Wellference Madrid 2019. It will last six hours and will be held in Spanish. The event will be directed at engineers, architects, builders, promoters and estate managers. The course will train attendees in the operation of the WELL certification, which elements differ from other methodologies and key elements that take advantage of resources that such methodology provides for the workplace.
Anyone who registers in the course will have a 50% discount on the admission fee to the Wellference Madrid 2019, which is held the day prior. In addition, all attendees who are either WELL AP or LEED AP, will receive 6 CE hours to maintain their credentials issued by the GBCI.
What WELL evaluates
The certificate establishes ten valuable concepts for residential buildings, hotels and offices. These concepts are Air, Water, Diet, Lighting, Motion, Thermal Comfort, Noise, Materials, State of Mind and Community. The assessment of all these elements, through different measurement techniques, determines the certification level of the property, which can be silver, gold or platinum. For this, WELL has a network of nearly 6,000 accredited professionals in 74 countries, and has certified more than 1,000 projects since its birth in 2014. In Spain there are more than 30 buildings going through the process of certification.