Our WELL certification:
The standard is based on years of research in partnership with scientists, doctors and architects. They have explored the connection between the buildings where people spend their time, and the health and wellbeing impact those buildings have on their occupants. It is third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), which administers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) & BREEAM programs. The WELL standard has been implemented many buildings worldwide and with proven results in delivering enhanced building conditions for people and providing a benchmark for future buildings to aspire to. WELL offers people quality internal environments and building investors a standard that has proven results to increase value of building assets.
ZED are WELL AP’s delivering the standard on all buildings.
WELL AP Principles
BREEAM is the longest serving environmental assessment methodology and a familiar acronym in most aspects of the construction industry.
The general BREEAM process comprises three distinct assessment parts; pre-assessment, design-stage and post-construction, undertaken by a BRE trained and registered Assessor or Accredited Professional (AP). Target credits are selected by the team based upon the specific development opportunities and team aspirations. Having an Accredited Professional on hand throughout will mean that the rating is achieved with the most beneficial features, ensuring the clients money is spent where it can add true sustainable value.
BREEAM is constantly evolving to ensure that the process remains relevant to societal, environmental and political needs. The certification is a robust, established and familiar process that promotes higher building standards which add real value.
At ZED we are proud of our Accredited Professional status and have the experience to help at any stage in the BREEAM process.
Leadership in Environmental and Engineering Design (LEED) was developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in the late 1990s to promote better buildings through reducing cost, lowering energy consumption and driving innovation.
In a similar vein to BREEAM, the assessment methodology is based upon a credit scoring system with both mandatory and voluntary issues. Further to final ratification and achieving the various score threshold, projects are certified ‘Certified’, ‘Silver’, ‘Gold’ or ‘Platinum’.
In addition to the construction of buildings, LEED assessment can be undertaken upon interior design, building operations & maintenance and neighbourhood development. With origins in the US, LEED has a global following with activity in 165 countries and territories.
We can assist your project through the LEED certification process & provide expert analysis for energy, daylighting, thermal comfort and commissioning aspects of the assessment.
Fitwel healthy building certification offers a program which looks at the design, location and operation of buildings creating opportunities for activity, flexible working and awareness of local amenities supporting a work life balance.
The program offers a flexible scorecard system that lets the project team build points and healthy design initiatives in-line with the design and operation. Fitwel is suited for exisiting buildings looking to enhance their environments and can be built into the program for a new building at early design stage.
Fitwel is designed to provide a certification system that can be adapted for all building types. We are certified Fitwel ambs.
What is Reset?
RESET is the first data based, continuous monitoring certification system that focuses on air quality. The certification gives building owners and tenants direct access to live data and opportunity to improve their air quality when required. RESET sets high standards towards reducing TVOC, PM2.5 and CO2 to the benefit of each person.
RESET certification can be applied to existing running buildings or as part of the air quality on-going data monitoring requirements for Fitwel and WELL re-certification.
We are RESET AP’s and can design and deliver your RESET certification project.
UK Green Building Council
Our Mission is to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment, by transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated. Our Vision: A built environment that enables people and planet to thrive by:
- Mitigating and adapting to climate change
- Eliminating waste and maximising resource efficiency
- Embracing and restoring nature and promoting biodiversity
- Optimising the health and wellbeing of people
- Creating long-term value for society and improving quality of life
US Green Building Council
Our vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Low Carbon Consultant
Professionals on the CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants register have been certified by CIBSE to be competent to minimise energy use and carbon emissions from buildings both in design and operation.
Heat Networks Consultant
CIBSE Heat Networks Consultants have been assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the Code of Practice (CP1). This will give clients employing CIBSE Heat Networks Consultants confidence that the guidance in the Code of Practice will be appropriately applied.