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Earning WELL points with enVerid HLR Technology

The WELL Building Standard, or WELL, is the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) globally recognized building certification program that provides a framework to advance the health and well-being of building occupants. Implementing enVerid’s HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR) solution into HVAC designs in new construction and retrofits can help buildings earn up to 2 preconditions and 5 optimization points in the WELL Air concept category. HLR technology improves indoor air quality (IAQ) by cleaning and recycling indoor air, allowing better control over indoor contaminant levels while reducing outside air requirements, thereby lowering heating and cooling energy consumption.

Achieving WELL Preconditions:

WELL explicitly allows project teams to utilize the ASHRAE 62.1 Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP) as a methodology for complying with minimum ventilation requirements. Integrating HLR technology under the IAQP ensures that high indoor air quality is maintained for the health of occupants and that the following WELL preconditions can be met:
  • A01: Fundamental Air Quality 
    • Part 1: Meet thresholds for particulate matter
    • Part 2: Meet threshold for organic gases
    • Part 3: Meet threshold for inorganic gases
  • A03: Ventilation Effectiveness
    • Part 1: Ensure adequate ventilation
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Achieving WELL Optimizations

With HLR Technology, projects can earn up to 4 points under the Enhanced Air Quality by meeting enhanced threshold limits without increasing ventilation.
  • A05: Enhanced Air Quality:
    • Part 1: Meet enhanced threshold for particulate matter
    • Part 2: Meet enhanced threshold for organic gases
    • Part 3: Meet enhanced threshold for inorganic gases

Achieving WELL Optimizations Using the Alternative Adherence Path

Projects using HLR technology can earn up to 4 points by submitting an Alternative Adherence Path (AAP) on the following WELL features:
  • A06: Enhanced Ventilation: Install HLR Technology in lieu of DCV to regulate CO2 levels
  • A13: Active VOC Controls: Install HLR Technology to be equivalent or better than air quality achieved via active carbon filtration
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To learn more about how HLR technology can help your project earn WELL credits, download our datasheet.