Castellum has officially received a WELL certificate for its Eminent office building in Malmö, thus being first to cross the finish line in a race that has involved several property developers in the Nordic region.
Today, almost all new buildings are certified according to either one of the most prevalent systems such as the Swedish Miljöbyggnad, or international standards Breeam or LEED.
All of which focus entirely on energy and environmental sustainability.
The WELL Building Standard – launched in 2016 – focuses on the people that will inhabit the buildings. It is the only international building oriented towards human well-being in the working environment.
The aim is to increase well-being by developing environments designed to support health and quality of life. Today, there are more than one hundred WELL certified buildings in the world, with Castellum’s Eminent now being the first such office building in the Nordic countries.
The basis for Eminent’s WELL certification is seven areas that focus on human health and well-being. All in all, this can increase both productivity and job satisfaction, while decreasing sick leave.
- Well-being: Atmosphere that supports well-being;
- Comfort: Good indoor climate;
- Nourishment: Access to healthy food;
- Fitness: Promote movement and good ergonomics;
- Water: Access to clean drinking water;
- Air: Good ventilation, air filtration;
- Light: Qualitative and functional light.
Castellum has several large WELL projects underway, for example Kungspassagen in Uppsala, GreenHaus in Helsingborg, E.ON. in Malmö and Torsgatan in Stockholm.