The definition of sustainability for the built environment is taking a more holistic approach. Companies are investing more resources into the health and wellbeing of their employees and interior spaces need to support this.

We’re frequently asked how Shaw Contract products contribute to the WELL Building Standard focusing on people and healthy workspaces.

What is the WELL Building Standard?

The WELL Building Standard® measures, certifies, and monitors the performance of building features that impact health and wellbeing. The International WELL Building Institute™ upholds the standard, which operates around ten concepts. WELL v2 is the latest version of the WELL Building Standard™.  Its purpose - to deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and wellbeing.

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Shaw Contract Showroom Shanghai, WELL Certified

Launched in 2020, the latest version of the WELL Building Standard is WELL v2. WELL v2 has 10 new concepts:

  • Air

  • Water

  • Nourishment

  • Light

  • Movement

  • Thermal Comfort

  • Sound

  • Materials

  • Mind

  • Community

Flooring and WELL

Flooring covers a substantial area in the building environment and can contribute to environmental credits. Our sustainable philosophies complement several areas within the ten concepts identified in the WELL Building Standard®.

Since the standard is based on occupants’ experiences, flooring can facilitate meaningful experiences and please the senses. From beauty of design, to acoustics, to safe ingredients, Shaw Contract's flooring products can help a project manager reinvent a space’s experience.


Explore how our products contribute to WELL v2


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