Putting Human and Global Wellness First: Hanbury Design Principal Earns WELL AP Credential

Jared Coffin, Hanbury Design Principal, has earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). This achievement places Coffin among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment.

The WELL AP credential is a new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well-being in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building Standard (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. 

Coffin combines 25 years of architectural experience with a deep regard for enhancing human and global wellness. Several years ago, he was featured in Inside Business Magazine as one of the Hampton Roads region’s “Top 40 under 40.” He also shares his talents with a project called “Living Waters for the World,” having helped with the installation of seven clean water projects in Nicaragua since 2006. He is currently leading Hanbury projects from Clemson, South Carolina.

Improving health and wellness and the capabilities of our staff is a top priority for Hanbury. Among our core values and embedded in our design philosophy is an optimism grounded in positive outcomes and environmental stewardship. We believe that sustainable design is always the consideration of good designers. We employ tools and strategies through the design process to integrate sustainable measures that positively impact building performance, wellness, and the environment while also raising user consciousness and teaching a more sustainable life style. Our measure of design excellence now factors in performance and resources, along with integrity, function and beauty. 

The emergence of sustainable materials in greater supply and variety has had a major impact on specifications and materials selections. We’ve also led in defining the capacity for our clients to maximize affordable sustainable outcomes. We care about the environment, and that care is translated through our work and is evident in tangible, meaningful outcomes. Coffin’s accreditation further cements our commitment and capabilities.

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.

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.

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