The WELL Building Standard Workshop

The WELL Building Standard Workshop

Public Workshop

The WELL Building Standard Workshop - Online

DATE: November 22, 2021
TIME: 11:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST; 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. PST; Please consult your local time zone.

This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please check for the next offering of this course in early 2022.

In an effort to reduce this delivery's carbon footprint, the CaGBC provides all course materials digitally. You will receive access to the materials one day prior to the delivery of this course.

Event highlights

This half-day introductory workshop will introduce broad audiences to the WELL Building Standard, including its key processes. The organization and development of the WELL Building Standard is presented in the context of the healthy buildings movement. Key public health research is discussed to provide the basis for the seven WELL Concepts, and some research on the value of WELL is discussed in conclusion. The process for developing Alternative Adherence Paths are discussed in the context of a scenario, as well as procedures for seeking equivalencies, using Crosswalks, and developing innovations.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the intent of each WELL Concept and identify key public health issues that underpin them
2. Summarize the five-step process to develop an alternative adherence path
3. Outline how to access and use Crosswalks

About WELL:

WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and wellbeing.

WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. WELL Certified spaces and WELL Core and Shell Compliant developments can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of its occupants. Certification allows building owners and employers to know that their space is performing as intended to support human health and wellness.

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EGPs and students are eligible to receive 30% off registration costs for this workshop. If you are a student, please email with proof of student status to receive this special rate.


*Early bird pricing for this workshop ends two weeks before the workshop, on November 8th, 2021.

**This workshop is open to the public and provides member pricing to CaGBC members. If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to and join the CaGBC for free as an individual member, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the CaGBC as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member.



Please arrive ten minutes early to sign-in to this event.

This course will be delivered by Sandra Dedesko, (MASc, EIT, WELL AP, WELL PTA, WELL Faculty, WELL Advisor), PhD Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

For questions regarding this event please contact Paul at
About the CaGBC
The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.

Together with our membership of over 1,200 industry organizations and more than 2,500 individual Chapter members involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.

Acting as the voice of the green building industry, the CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector across Canada. The Council has also educated over 45,000 green professionals to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created. As a result of this advocacy, education and the hard work of our members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historical structures have been retrofitted or newly constructed to green building standards.

11/22/2021 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Registration not available.
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.