WELL Building Institute

Posted 11 Mar 2021 by Keeli Gregory

We are proud to announce that five Environmental Choice New Zealand specifications have qualified as International WELL Building Institute equivalents. The WELL Building Standard “is a vehicle for buildings and organisations to deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and well-being”.

WELL is recognised by architects, engineers and interior designers in New Zealand and around the world. We recommend reaching out to your stakeholders to advise them of this news, which will also be announced on ECNZ’s website and LinkedIn page.
Environmental Choice New Zealand specifications approved as equivalencies to WELL features are listed below. If your ECNZ-certified product falls into one of these five categories, it automatically qualifies as equal to a corresponding WELL feature.


ECNZ Specifications

X11: Long Term Emissions Control (Part 1 & Part 2)

  • EC-25-17 - Building Insulants
  • EC-32-17 - Furniture, Fittings and Flooring
  • EC-33-14 – Synthetic Carpets

X12: Short Term Emissions Control (Part 2 only)

  • EC-07-18 - Paints

X09: Cleaning Products and Protocol (Part 1)

  • EC-58-19 – Detergents and cleaning products


If you have any questions about WELL or communicating this good news to your audiences, feel free to get in touch with us.

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