WELL Performance Testing
WELL Performance Testing is a key differentiator toward reaching your performance goals
WELL Performance Verification is one of the most important milestones in achieving WELL v2 certification.
WELL Performance Testing and Pre-testing
WELL is a performance-based rating system. Every WELL project is verified through on-site testing, which takes place post-occupancy.
Epsten Group is a verified WELL Performance Testing Organization for WELL v2 as endorsed by IWBI. We work directly with reviewers at GBCI to provide test results for your project during the WELL certification process. Our WELL Performance Testing Agents are also available to perform on-site pre-testing services to see if your building is performing as it was designed prior to WELL Performance Testing. To learn more about WELL Pre-testing, read this article on best practices.
Our WELL PVT agents conduct various tests related to air, water, light, thermal comfort, and acoustic measurements within the project boundary to ensure compliance.
Air quality: Pollutants generated indoors can lead to a variety of symptoms and health conditions. Indoor air quality can be degraded by outdoor sources, as well as by off-gassing from building materials, indoor combustion sources, and water leaks. By checking local outdoor air quality data and performing internal air quality testing, we expose any potential contaminants that the project team is not certain will be in compliance.
Water quality: Contaminants like lead, arsenic, glyphosate, atrazine, and microbes that are naturally occurring or inadvertently introduced into the water can pose serious health threats. Our agents review local water quality data and compare levels of municipal water quality to the WELL requirements.
Light: In addition to facilitating vision, light influences the human body in non-visual ways. Humans and animals have internal clocks that synchronize physiological functions on roughly a 24-hour cycle called the circadian rhythm. WELL guidelines minimize disruption to the body’s circadian system, enhance productivity, support good sleep quality, and provide appropriate visual acuity.
Thermal Comfort: Aims to promote human productivity and ensure a maximum level of thermal comfort among all building users through improved HVAC system design and control and by meeting individual thermal preferences. Our agents review the existing systems and data to ensure optimal comfort that meets the WELL feature guidelines.
Acoustics: The acoustical comfort of a space can be quantified by the overall level of satisfaction of a user in the space. Strategies include identification and mitigation of acoustical comfort parameters that shape occupant experiences in the built environment.
Let us help you achieve your WELL v2 goals.