IES’ Mark Knipfer becomes one of the first WELL Accredited Professionals
Credential signifies extensive knowledge of human health and wellness in the built environment
08th June 2017
Mark Knipfer, IES Vice President, has achieved WELL Accredited Professional status. Amongst the first of his peers to do so, Mark has joined an exclusive group with demonstrated expertise in this exciting and growing field. The credential signifies extensive knowledge of the relationship between human health and wellness and the built environment and of the WELL Building Standard™ itself.
The WELL Building Standard™ is a certification scheme developed by Delos and the International WELL Building Institute™ to highlight the benefits of integrating occupant health and wellbeing in the design, construction and operation of our buildings.
Mark adds this credential to an impressive resume, having been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004 and served as a contracted LEED reviewer starting in 2008. Recently, Mark has served on the USGBC’s Indoor Environmental Quality TAG as well as the IAQP Working Group. Prior to his WELL Accreditation, he was invited to participate in the WELL AP exam development as well as research and development on Air- and IEQ-related LEED-WELL crosswalk, released in April 2017.
Having served as Project Team Manager or Project Administrator on 110 LEED projects comprising over 45 million square feet, Mark is now fielding more and more questions on WELL, from general questions of perception and value to ad hoc consulting on individual pre-conditions or optimizations to full service consulting. A seasoned proponent of LEED and now a proponent for WELL, Mark is keen of the subject matter of WELL, which hits close to home given Mark's experience and areas of interest, including working as Technical Program Manager for Greenguard and performing ventilation effectiveness studies for the State of CA.
Mark and the IES global consulting team can assist in enabling and embedding good practice Health and Wellbeing concepts into projects and buildings, helping to achieve WELL Certification in the process.
For further information on how IES products and services for Health and Wellbeing in buildings can help you with your project, visit http://www.iesve.com/health-wellbeing
You can also read our blog on Why you should consider pursuing WELL certification for your Green Building projects