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The One Carter Lane offices of international multi-disciplinary engineering company, Cundall, achieved gold WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard (WELL).

WELL is designed to work harmoniously with other green building certifications, and achieving WELL Certification does not preclude a building from gaining additional sustainability credentials. Yoga shop san francisco One Carter Lane has achieved BREEAM Excellent and SKA Gold ratings.

Created through seven years of rigorous research and development, working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, WELL is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research. Bikram yoga richmond schedule Cundall’s London office earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance—air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort and mind.

Cundall seized the opportunity to pursue WELL for the fit-out of its new 15,400 square foot CAT A London office, creating a practical expression of the company’s long-standing focus on sustainability and well-being.

Alan Fogarty, Sustainability Partner at Cundall, says, “Many businesses are seeing WELL as providing a means of demonstrating the quality of office space to attract and retain good staff.

“At Cundall, we have taken the refurbishment of our own London office and used it as an exemplar project, not only for ourselves, but also for our clients and collaborators. Yoga at home for beginners We’ve created a living, working example of how the WELL Building Standard can be applied, without breaking the bank.

“Our figures show a total uplift in the project costs of £200 per head. Yoga sydney tower We are putting in place control measures to see exactly how the WELL building elements will improve staff welfare against our old office. Yoga international login However anecdotal feedback from our staff has confirmed the new office as a great hit.”

The achievement was made possible by the close collaboration between Cundall and their architects, Studio Ben Allen, working through the details of this relatively new standard and applying its features in a short design period.

Cundall engineers have applied WELL criteria such as testing and monitoring air and water quality. Hatha yoga definition The lighting design combines both the careful layout of the office to maximise the use of natural daylight with light level sensors that reduce or increase lux levels when appropriate.

Pursuit of WELL Certification was only a part of the office’s aim to improve employee well-being. Yoga poses for lower back pain youtube A specially developed active green wall, a planted trellis divider and acoustic baffles integrated within the tall shelving units were all elements that reflect Cundall research into acoustics and biophilia, as demonstrated in the specialist green and acoustic laboratories installed within the office.

Some required preconditions or recommended optimizations of WELL were incorporated into the planning of the building, for example changing facilities, showers and cycle racks to make cycling to work easier. Pure yoga east class schedule Others are more concerned with day-to-day office life and activities, like weekly yoga classes and access to fresh fruit in the café.

Mr Fogarty continues, “The acceptance of sustainability, the “well-being” of the planet and the environment, as an integral part of most developments has been a long fight. 8 limbs yoga seattle WELL Building Standard takes a slightly different view – putting people’s well-being at the heart of the building.

“One thing our design at One Carter Lane has shown quite clearly is that, although the two ideas need to be addressed together and holistically, the two are not always completely compatible. Types of meditation for stress It is exciting to be able to use our knowledge and expertise in the discussions on how best to combine the well-being of the person and the well-being of the planet in a single design.”

Tomas Neeson, Cundall’s Managing Partner, says, “We see achieving WELL Certification as the latest step in our commitment to sustainable best practice, spearheaded by becoming the first consultants in the world to gain One Planet Company status.

“This exciting news is complemented by the announcement that two Cundall employees, Kavita Kumari in London and Melanie Louie in Hong Kong, have attained WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credentials so we can use our own ‘hands on’ experience to support other organisations wanting to achieve WELL Certification.”

The images are by Dirk Linder. Yoga symbols and their meanings Cundall is an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with over 700 staff and offices in 11 countries across the globe. Bikram yoga dubai tecom In 2016 it celebrated its 40th anniversary.