Health and well-being inform every part of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new $23.6 million building expansion, according to an article on the Vanderbilt website.
The expansion was designed to target LEED Gold and WELL Silver certification.
Once the certification process concludes, the university anticipates that this building will be the first complete, ground-up structure in Nashville to carry the WELL designation.
For instance, to help promote well-being, the building’s lighting supports human circadian rhythms with optimum light intensity for at least four hours a day every day of the year, including abundant natural light. Other features designed to WELL standards include the atrium’s open monumental staircase with wide landings that encourage low-impact and moderate-to-vigorous stair climbing
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