“Water is the driving force of all nature” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Did you know that our brains are 73% water, so water consumption helps improve a person’s sleep quality and energy levels? Water improves our ability to focus, our clarity of mind, and our awareness and alertness. This, in turn, helps us become more productive!
(wellcertified.com, INTERNATIONAL WELL BUILDING INSTITUTE (IWBI) 2019).
The next major component of the WELL Building Standard is, you guessed it, water. If you have not read the first component, Air, check it out. This concept is all about water quality and its control within a building. To be considered for this component, a preexisting qualification is that all projects must have one water dispenser minimum and will also undergo a performance test.
Some ideas we’re seeing implemented in environments to help the consumption of water are multiple water coolers/bottle filler stations, posting the benefits of water graphically and also having water drinking challenges! How much water have you had to drink today? I bet, not enough. Take a sip of water and keep reading.
Within the WELL standard of Water, projects can gain points through moisture management by optimizing water infiltration systems to protect the growth of bacteria and mold. Also, advocating to wash your hands to reduce the transmission of pathogens. We know that given our current state, this is super important!
Water is a critical element to our well-being and very existence. Let’s aim to boost appropriate hydration within the spaces we design and in turn reduce health hazards.