A new certification for healthy workspaces in South Africa
(Cape Town) – Michelle Ludwig, Director and senior green building consultant from Ludwig Design Consulting, has earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APTM) credential through the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), placing her among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment, and among the first APs in Africa.
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 StandardTM (WELL).
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.
“South Africa is becoming a global leader in green buildings and in a relatively short time we have become good at delivering resource efficient and certified buildings,“ says Ludwig. “Now it is time to turn our focus towards another valuable resource – our human capital, that is also prioritizing the health and well-being of building occupants. The WELL Building Standard is a good tool as a framework for this journey.”
Ludwig Design Consulting provides guidance, education, and certification management for the design of health and wellness to meet the WELL Building Standard, in addition to a suite of other green building rating tools (Green Star SA, LEED, Living Building Challenge, EDGE), that complement each other and focus on broader building environmental and performance aspects.
WELL APs have successfully passed the WELL AP exam, an assessment based on the expertise of leading practitioners in the field of design, health and wellness in the built environment. Developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices, the WELL AP exam is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard.
To learn more about Ludwig Design Consulting’s commitment to health and wellness in the built environment, visit www.MLDC.co.za. The WELL Building Standard and more information on the WELL AP is available at www.wellcertified.com.