Friday, October 27
Health and well-being generates demand and yields healthy returns. In fact, 69% of homeowners prioritize physical and mental health more than they did a year ago. From addressing air and water quality to selecting safer materials, the WELL for Residential pilot includes over 100 impactful strategies that are applicable for single-family or multi-family developments to support health and well-being. Learn about the program and how your project can participate.
WELL for Residential Lead - International WELL Building Institute
As the WELL for Residential Lead at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) Kelsey oversees market development of the new WELL for Residential program for IWBI.
Kelsey’s career in sustainability started while working in architecture and providing LEED consulting services in the early 2000’s. At that time LEED was a new solution for real estate developers and Kelsey helped his firm deliver the sustainability consulting needed to guide project teams through the LEED certification process.
In 2008 Kelsey was hired by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to lead market development for the newly-formed LEED for Homes program. Kelsey provided key guidance in the development of the LEED for Homes Multifamily program that launched in 2010. The popular program grew quickly and became the fastest growing LEED rating system ever. During Kelsey’s tenure at USGBC over 25% of the multifamily projects in the US adopted LEED for Homes.
Kelsey’s professional mission is improving sustainability and health standards in residential projects. He has served as a residential subject matter expert for LEED, BREEAM, CalGREEN, EPA, WELL and others. Health is the evolution of sustainability and Kelsey dedicates himself to improving the health of our homes with WELL for Residential, the evidence-based, third-party verified certification program for consultants, builders, developers and operators to create healthier, more resilient homes.