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Planon Awarded Prestigious WELL Certification

The Planon Innovation Campus in the Netherlands achieves WELL Certification at the Platinum level

December 14, 2022 – Planon is pleased to announce that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level for its Planon Innovation Campus by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL v2, the latest version of the WELL Building Standard. WELL is the premier building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the buildings where we live, work, learn and play. Planon is the first company in the Netherlands that has achieved certification through WELL v2.

Created through seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification system that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research. The Planon Innovation Campus earned the distinction based on ten categories of building performance — Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community — and achieved WELL Certification at the Platinum level. IWBI is the leading authority for transforming health and well-being with its people-first approach to buildings, organizations and communities.

‘We’re excited to see Planon Innovation Campus’ achievement—the first in the Netherlands to be awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level under WELL v2. Their dedication to healthier places, and the communities that benefit from them, is an inspiration to the region.'

- Ann Marie Aguilar, Senior Vice President, EMEA, IWBI.

WELL is grounded in evidence-based research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend the majority of our time, and the health and well-being impacts on the people inside these buildings. To be awarded WELL Certification by IWBI, the Planon Innovation Campus underwent rigorous testing and a final evaluation carried out by third parties to ensure it met all performance requirements.

Watch the video below in which the WELL plaque at Planon headquarters is unveiled by company founder and CEO Pierre Guelen.

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