Product Guide BuildingGreen’s Guide to Products for WELL Projects In 2013, CBRE’s Global Corporate Headquarters in Los Angeles became the first commercial office in the world to achieve WELL Certification for a commercial office space through the WELL Building Standard pilot. The space is highly daylit and includes attractive stairways and other features promoting physical activity. Photo courtesy the International Well Building Institute Behind the recommendations Related articles Behind the recommendations Related articles BuildingGreen’s Guide to Products for WELL Projects This list summarizes the primary ways that building products show up in WELL. The links embedded in the list go to product collections organized by product category. More about BuildingGreen’s Guide to Products for WELL Projects Why Chemical Transparency Matters You can’t manage what you don’t measure—especially if you don’t know it exists. New Ways to Meet LEED v4 Ingredient Disclosure LEED addenda for April 2016 add BIFMA, C2C Material Health, Declare, and the Globally Harmonized System for classifying chemicals. Understanding GreenScreen and List Translator Benchmarks The Health Product Declaration and some other programs ask for GreenScreen benchmarks. What does that actually mean? Phthalate Plasticizer Toxicity Explained Phthalates are used as plasticizers in vinyl. Some are toxic, some less so—yet many manufacturers are avoiding them altogether. Three Hazardous Textile Treatments and How to Avoid Them You can avoid the most toxic textile treatments with proper fabric selection and maintenance. Finding Furniture Without Toxic Flame Retardants Flame retardants in upholstered furniture are easier to avoid under new rules, but they’re not gone. Here’s how to navigate the changing landscape. Keeping Pollutants Out: Entryway Design for Green Buildings Walk-off mats are a critical line of defense for indoor air. Underfloor Air: Rising Above a Checkered Past WELL Building Standard Officially Launches Enhancing people’s health and wellness in the built environment is the focus of the WELL standard from the International Well Building Institute. Make Your Buildings WELL: A New Design Standard for Health A new building standard applies wellness research to increase the focus on health in homes, hotels, and commercial buildings.