WELL Building Standard - Focusing on the Occupant and Supporting Your Core Research Mission

Dan Diehl, Aircuity

Recent studies have proven that a better indoor environment can lead to improved cognitive ability- something that is extremely important when it comes to a research facility. The WELL Building Standard is comprised of 100 features that are all designed to address issues that impact health, comfort and knowledge of occupants through building design, operations and human behavior. Multi-parameter demand control ventilation helps earn multiple points towards features WELL's Air category while also reducing energy and positively impacting cognitive function of lab occupants. This presentation will provide a brief overview of WELL, will review the features that MpDCV can affect and explain the benefits of having a 'WELL Ready' research facility even if a WELL Building Certification isn't immediately pursued.

Learning Objectives

  • Be familiar with the WELL Standard including the 7 WELL concepts;
  • Know why a WELL Certified lab can increase the health and productivity of researchers;
  • Know how MpDCV can contribute points in the Air concept towards certification; and
  • Be educated in the benefits of a WELL Ready facility even if certification isn't immediately pursued.


Mr. Diehl is currently CEO of Aircuity and has brings over twenty-five years of industry expertise in commercial and light industrial building markets. He previously led business development at Lutron Electronics, an industry leader in lighting controls. Prior to this, Dan was a partner for six years with Synergy, an energy services company.Mr. Diehl earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and has an MBA from Villanova University.


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