Perth building achieves Platinum WELL rating, a milestone for Western Australia

Arup, a leading engineering firm, recently played a crucial role in helping a building in Perth, Western Australia achieve a prestigious Platinum WELL rating. In addition to providing WELL consulting advice, Arup also offered acoustic, thermal comfort, and lighting design services to address specific improvement points in the building’s WELL strategy.

The team at Arup closely collaborated with the WELL Building Institute to identify strategy shortcomings and utilized their expertise in building functionality to come up with tailored lighting, thermal comfort, and acoustic solutions that met the stringent requirements outlined in the WELL V2 standard.

According to Steve, a representative from Arup, many WELL features require intricate calculations and close coordination between building fabric and services designs, which necessitate input from building engineers and consultants. Arup’s contribution included offering technical guidance and creating bespoke designs to ensure the building met the strict standards necessary for a Platinum rating.

The successful attainment of the Platinum rating for both the building and its operator serves as a clear indication of the value that engineers can bring to aspiring WELL rated buildings. Arup’s involvement in this project exemplifies their commitment to sustainability and creating healthier environments for building occupants.