CIBSE publishes first Well Building tool

Inaugural section of Working with WELL document focuses on air

Cundall Birmingham office

CIBSE’s newest digital tool aims to help engineers and project teams position the Well Building tool in a UK context.

Each of the Well requirements is mapped against World Health Organization guidelines, CIBSE and SLL guidance, British and European Standards, BREEAM, among others.

Increasingly, engineers may be asked to respond to the Well Building Standard, either by meeting its requirements in full for project certification or by benchmarking some aspects of their scheme against it.

The Well Building Standard originated in the US, so a number of its requirements refer to US codes and standards that may not be clear or relevant in a UK context.

This tool refers to Well v1 and focuses on offices. Well pilots and features applicable in other environments (for instance, commercial kitchens) are not covered here.

This first section – Air – was published in early January; four other sections – water, light, comfort and mind – will follow in due course.

This tool is available on the CIBSE Knowledge Portal at