WELL, what is it and why does it matter?

The WELL Building Standard™ version 2 (WELL v2™) is a building scheme backed by scientific research, enabling you to create spaces that improve occupant health and wellbeing. This is done through specific design choices, operational protocols and policies that can give your building a bronze, silver, gold or platinum rating.

Find out more on the WELL website
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Saved in annual costs, thanks to improved indoor air quality*


Found they could lease their property quicker**


Saw improved employee satisfaction and engagement**

What goes into a WELL building?

The WELL Building Standard™ is comprised of ten concepts, which boil down to 108 features. Each feature has a clear and targeted health goal, which is used to evaluate your building for certification. Some of these features are mandatory preconditions for WELL certification, while others are additional optimisations you can implement for higher certifications. Rockfon products contribute to both preconditions and optimisations, in 8 out of the 10 WELL concepts


Air concept

Require buildings to promote clean air and reduce or minimize the sources of indoor air pollution.Rockfon products can contribute to:- Air Quality (A01)- Construction Pollution- Management (A04)- Enhanced Air Quality (A05)


Water concept

Manage the availability and cleanliness of drinking water, while avoiding any water damage to building materials or environmental conditions.Rockfon products can contribute to:- Moisture Management (W07)


Light concept

Create lighting environments that promote visual, mental and psychological health.Rockfon products can contribute to:- Light Exposure (L01)- Visual Lighting Design (L02)- Daylight Simulation (L06)- Visual Balance (L07)


Thermal comfort concept

Create productive and comfortable indoor environments through improved HVAC system design, control, and customizable individual thermal preferences.Rockfon products can contribute to:- Thermal Performance (T01)- Humidity Control (T07)


Sound concept

Identify and mitigate acoustic comfort to improve occupant health and wellbeing.Rockfon products can contribute to:- Maximum Noise Levels (S02)- Sound Barriers (S03)- Reverberation Time (S04)- Sound Reducing Surfaces (S05)- Minimum Background Sound (S06)


Materials concept

Reduce human exposure to chemicals that may impact health during the construction, remodelling, furnishing and operation of buildings.Rockfon products can contribute to:- Material Restrictions (X01)- Enhanced Material Restrictions (X05)- VOC Restrictions (X06)- Materials Optimization (X08)


Mind concept

Optimize cognitive and emotional health through design, technology, and treatment strategies.Rockfon contributes to:- Nature and Space (M02)- Restorative Spaces (M05)

Our growing partnership with the International WELL Being Institute

As of November 2020, we upgraded our partnership with the International WELL Being Institute to Key Stone member. This represents our commitment to creating products and solutions that increase the value, wellbeing and productivity of every space. We are excited to continually improve our business, which is why we are so proud to be associated with the ambitious members of the Institute who share our values and aspirations for wellbeing.

We are also proud to support our own colleagues in professional development and education, so they can become WELL Accredited Professionals and help us spread the message of designing the healthy buildings of tomorrow.

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When open collaborative spaces lack acoustical absorption at ceilings, workers can become distracted by reflected sound. Ceilings typically provide the greatest area of coverage where highly absorptive materials can offer the best performance in reducing reverberation and controlling speech intelligibility and occupied noise levels.

Jessica Copper

Chief Commercial officer, International WELL Building Institute

Success stories

Parallel in Oslo is the first commercial office space in the country to be WELL Core Gold Certified. See how Rockfon acoustic ceiling solutions helped them pull it off.

Discover how we helped
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