The WELL Building Standard Workshop


Wed March 4, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen Brick Works - Toronto,
Education (Chapter)


The WELL Building Standard Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Registration starts at 8.30am)
Location: Evergreen Brick Works - Blake Room; 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto (Map)


Course Description

This half-day workshop is designed to introduce the intent, key elements and requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in the buildings. Attendees will learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being, and comfort. The ideology, structure, and certification process of the WELL program are covered in-depth, as well as the health basis for each Feature. Strategies for improving the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and performance of occupants through design and construction practices are explored. WELL case studies are also highlighted.

The WELL Workshop helps building professionals and owners understand their role as public health practitioners. It also helps medical professionals understand the critical role that the built environment plays in the health and well-being of occupants. This course is aimed at design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, facilities managers, sustainability consultants, government officials and anyone interested in furthering health through design of the built environment, specifically in commercial and institutional building types.

For those seeking to become WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs), this workshop will provide you with foundational knowledge that may be incorporated into your WELL Exam study plan. This workshop is approved for 3.5 GBCI CE hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the purpose, key components, and structure of the WELL Building Standard
  • Discuss the health basis for the Concepts and Features of the WELL Building Standard
  • Understand successful strategies for meeting the requirements of the WELL Features
  • Learn about WELL resources and how to become a WELL Accredited Professional


Sandra Dedesko
Sustainability Consultant, RWDI

Sandra specializes in high-performance buildings that promote occupant health and environmental sustainability. She has international consulting experience on this topic, including LEED, WELL, and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) projects in North America, as well as NABERS and indoor air quality assessments in Australia and Asia. Sandra has extensive experience in academic research and was involved with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes research initiative through the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Microbiology of the Built Environment projects through the University of Toronto, which both involved novel approaches to investigating the effects of building design and operation on IEQ and occupant health and wellbeing. This work resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications and continuing periodic review roles for academic journals. Sandra is currently a Sustainability Consultant at RWDI where she works on a diverse range of projects that include improving indoor environmental quality, assessing building resilience to climate change, evaluating embodied and operating carbon, policy consulting, and building certification. She continues to be involved with developing and delivering education through various organizations, including the University of Toronto, the CaGBC, and the IWBI.





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Early bird*



30% discount




30% discount

*Early bird discount closes two weeks prior to the workshop, on February 19th, 2020.




Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Postal Code:
M4W 3X8