Carlsbad, Calif. (July 30, 2018) – Robert Soler, VP of Research from BIOS Lighting, has been selected by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) to be part of the 2018-2019 WELL Light Concept Advisory. Soler joins a select group of leading industry professionals, who will guide the continuous evolution of concepts in the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™), the premier building rating system focusing exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.
The nine WELL concept advisories – Air and Thermal Comfort, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community – align with the 10 WELL concepts introduced in the WELL v2™ pilot. WELL concept advisories consist of leading global subject matter experts, practitioners and users across the fields of public health, design, building and medical science.
Advisors will work with the IWBI Standard Development team throughout the year to help ensure that WELL continues to align with the latest industry research, drives advancements in technology, meets user needs and raises the bar for healthy, high-performing buildings around the world.
“I am honored to be selected to participate in shaping the future of health in well-being in the built environment,” said Robert Soler, VP of Research at BIOS Lighting. “At BIOS, we know what can be achieved in biological lighting by fusing the latest in scientific research with the newest technology and strongly support the IWBI’s efforts to further propel the industry. I will bring the same passion to the WELL Light Concept Advisory as I do to BIOS and believe my selection is a testament to our mission and reaffirms the importance of integrating circadian lighting into architecture and design.”
BIOS is a recognized innovator in the biological application of lighting. Through groundbreaking research and continuous development, BIOS lighting solutions are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of people, plants, and animals, while reducing energy use and creating a more sustainable planet. With Robert Soler on the WELL Light Concept Advisory, BIOS will continue incorporating WELL’s standards into its lighting solutions, as it always has, to optimize indoor spaces regarding comfort and health.
More information on BIOS’ work is available at www.BIOSLighting.com.
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. The WELL v2 pilot is the recently launched version of its popular WELL Building Standard, which will continue to be offered to the market, along with the WELL Community Standard pilot, a district scale rating system that sets a new global benchmark for healthy communities. WELL is focused exclusively on the ways that buildings and communities, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. IWBI convenes and mobilizes the wellness community through management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere. For more information about IWBI and WELL, please visit us here.