CHICAGO (October, 2021) —Cyclone Energy Group is pleased to announce it has earned the designation of WELL Performance Testing Organization, awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). With this designation Cyclone is now authorized to provide independent, third-party verification for building projects pursuing WELL certification in support of human health, productivity, well-being and comfort.
Cyclone is among the first consulting firms in World to earn this designation.
“Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We are always looking for ways to minimize the impact of the built environment while improving building quality for its users. As Cyclone’s first WELL AP and Performance Testing Agent, I am thrilled that Cyclone Energy Group is officially a WELL Performance Testing Organization. With our high performance building expertise and our knowledge gained from the WELL AP and WELL Performance Testing Trainings, we look forward to providing pre-testing and WELL Performance Testing Services to our clients to support their needs in creating healthier and better buildings,” said Sumayyah Theron, Director of Sustainability.
In 2018, IWBI and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the third-party certification body for WELL, debuted updates to Performance Verification by introducing the WELL Performance Testing Agent and WELL Performance Testing Organization. On-site performance testing can be conducted by WELL Performance Testing Agents who are employed by a WELL Performance Testing Organization. To qualify as a WELL Performance Testing Organization, companies must have at least one approved WELL Performance Testing Agent and at least one WELL AP (Accredited Professional). At this point Cyclone has two Accredited Professional team members.
“One of the differentiators of Cyclone is our skilled and experienced team members,” said Benjamin Skelton, President of Cyclone. “We encourage our team to actively participate in organizations that advance the built environment and benefit our clients. We have been working with WELL projects since 2014 and are excited to be among the first in the testing program.”
The WELL Building Standard is revolutionizing the way people think about buildings. It explores how design, operations and behaviors within the places where we live, work, learn, and play can be optimized to advance human health and well-being. As a performance-based system, every WELL project is verified through on-site, post-occupancy testing of building performance by WELL Performance Testing Organizations that employ GBCI-trained WELL Performance Testing Agents.
The WELL Building Standard, administered by GBCI is applicable for both new and existing buildings, as well as interiors. A majority of WELL certified projects are currently in the commercial and residential sector, but it is anticipated that other sectors will follow as interest in WELL continues to increase.
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About Cyclone Energy Group
Established in 2012, Cyclone Energy Group provides reliable analysis, cutting-edge insights, and practical solutions for achieving energy efficiency and sustainability for all stages of the commercial building life cycle, from design to construction, through warranty, and into operations. Based in Chicago, our Team works throughout the United States on behalf of designers, contractors, developers, owners, and property managers. Our regionally-diverse portfolio of completed projects ensures that we can bring broad experience to each unique property engagement.
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