• What is the WELL Building Standard?
    Based on six years of R&D involving architects, doctors, scientists, and wellness thought leaders, the WELL Building Standard (WELL) is the world's first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. Human health and wellness in buildings and communities are promoted by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), which is a public benefit corporation. IWBI was launched to the public in 2013 following a Clinton Global Initiative to set up a new global standard for the built environment. WELL is recognized as the front line in rating systems for professionals to match their convictions with their careers. The first official version covers new and existing buildings, interior spaces, and 'core and shell', seeking to implement, validate, and measure features that enhance human health and wellness.
  • Why are we doing it?
    WELL Certified projects harness the built environment to support human health and well-being. They combine best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research into how the buildings where we spend over 90% of our time affect our health and wellness. All these aspects align with MQDC's core competency: for all well-being. RISC, as a member of MQDC, sets out to lead the real estate industry, locally and globally. WELL advances RISC's ambitions to create workplaces where staff can work or brainstorm anywhere, turning any corner of their office into their workspace.
  • Air
    Because we are indoors for 90% of the time, RISC is designed to ensure high indoor air quality.
  • Water
    High-quality drinking water is easily accessible, promoting its consumption.
  • Sound
    Noise pollution is a top issue in offices, so the building is designed to reduce acoustic disruption and keep conversations private. RISC is considered as Thailand's first office to use a sound-masking system.
  • Light
    Many design features have been implemented under WELL's light concept, such as circadian lighting design, glare control, and color quality. Simulation software is used to minimize disruptions to circadian rhythms, enhance productivity, boost sleep quality, and provide appropriate visual acuity where needed.
  • Active furniture
    Height-adjustable standing desks and BIFMA standard seating help promote physical activity in the workplace.
  • Cleaning
    Design and construction are crucial but so is operation. The protocol aims to reduce occupants' exposure to harmful pathogens and hazardous chemicals through the use of high-quality cleaning equipment and the proper storage of cleaning agents.
  • Accessibility
    We seek to make buildings accessible and usable by people of all physical abilities.
  • Post-occupancy survey
    To ensure that the building performs according to design intentions, occupants will be able to provide feedback to owners and management through a post-occupancy survey, helping clear up any issues over thermal, visual, or acoustic comfort.