(Atlanta, December 8th, 2016) – Charlie Cichetti, CEO and Co-Founder; Monica Gonzalez, VP of Development & Strategic Planning, and Michael Cichetti, Marketing Manager from Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) have earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APTM) credential through the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), placing them among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment. To date, there are currently less than 500 WELL APs in the world.
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.
“As green building consultants, we see that the WELL Building Standard will affect everyone in the commercial real estate industry in just a few short years. Wellness real estate is the next big thing.”
-Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is a full-service sustainability consulting firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in Boulder, CO, Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA, that provides environmental and energy focused solutions to design, construction, real estate, and building operations professionals. We support high-level performance, value, efficiency, and quality in the built environment. SIG offers Energy Audits, LEED Consulting, WELL Consulting, Commissioning, and other technical consulting services. SIG also helps grow the green building industry through education and training, having helped over 14,000 professionals across the U.S. prepare for their LEED exams and are now offering WELL Exam Prep courses. The firm is comprised of LEED Accredited Professionals, WELL Accredited Professionals, Architects, Commissioning Agents, and Professional Engineers with design, construction, commissioning, property management, and real estate backgrounds. SIG is also an EPA approved ENERGY STAR Service & Product Provider (SPP), a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and a USGBC LEED Proven Provider.
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.
To learn more about Sustainable Investment Group’s commitment to health and wellness in the built environment, visit www.sigearth.com. The WELL Building Standard and more information on the WELL AP is available at www.wellcertified.com.