The Green Building Certification Institute, which administers third-party certification for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard, has teamed up with the Well Building Institute for its WELL Building Standard. The WELL Standard seeks to make buildings healthier for occupants through better air quality and lighting, which bears similarity to LEED. "IWBI and the WELL rating system will bring a better understanding of what it means to be healthy -- and the ability to achieve wellness through technology and design -- to the front burner," said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of GBCI, and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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