Building standards can provide a better, healthier experience for users.
Fortunately, making choices that are better for the planet often turns out to be better for people, and vice versa. For example, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in the air are harmful to both human and environmental health – and maximizing natural light reduces energy use while promoting a healthy circadian rhythm.
WELL Building certification is often a good choice for healthcare and lab applications, as well as other spaces where people spend long hours indoors. However, WELL Building standards can be applied to practically any space to provide a better, healthier experience for users.
LEED, on the other hand, is designed to provide a framework for environmentally conscious building. Within this framework, there are several sets of criteria based on the type of project. This means that new builds and major renovations, interior fit-outs, residential builds, and even entire cities can qualify for LEED certification. While many LEED criteria are focused on reducing energy consumption, projects can earn points toward their certification by ensuring access to transit, protecting local wildlife, and many other actions that help reduce the impact of construction.
A skilled team can even optimize your project to qualify for both certifications. Whatever route you choose, it’s important to have people with experience and knowledge on your side – like our team. Cox & Company is the leading full-service commercial construction firm in the Atlanta area. We provide general contracting and construction management services.