Chad Pingel, manager of sustainable services at Miron Construction Co., Inc., has earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APTM) credential through the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), placing him among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment.
The WELL AP credential is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well-being in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building StandardTM (WELL).
WELL APs have successfully passed the WELL AP exam, an assessment based on the expertise of leading practitioners in the field of design, health and wellness in the built environment. Developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices, the WELL AP exam is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard. The WELL AP Exam was launched last October and was complemented by a comprehensive educational program.
“There is a significant amount of medical and scientific research that demonstrates a direct connection between human health and the buildings in which people spend most of their time, and that’s what the WELL Building Standard addresses,” Miron’s Director of Sustainable Services, Theresa Lehman, LEED Fellow, LEED AP-BD+C, ID+C, said. “As people are becoming more aware of this reality, it’s vital that the construction industry caters to it, and Miron is at the forefront of that.”
Pingel joins Lehman as the second Miron employee to earn WELL AP status, and will contribute to the company’s $446.6 million project portfolio of sustainability-focused projects.
The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. WELL is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and well-being in the built environment, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.