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The Cultural Development of Moral Repair in US Military Veterans: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study Open Access

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Since 1993, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) has been at the forefront of building sustainability and has reshaped the way that buildings are built. LEED is focused on the actual building and the methods and materials used to build the building, as well as the site. In 2014, a new focus came to light addressing occupants of the built environment. The introduction of WELL Building Standards is the current direction that practice is moving to incorporate into both design and education. The mapping of WELL Features and LEED Standards is something that has not been previously documented. This research will aid as a document to guide a new way of thinking about the occupants and the building, with WELL and LEED, becoming a common entity. The object of this research was to find if there a correlation between the International WELL Building Institute Version 2 and Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Version 4 Building Standards, and if so could it be applied to an airport terminal/concourse? Data for the microanalysis was collected from the current versions of LEED and WELL from USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and Delos. The information found from each standard was organized into charts, coding the information line by line. Once complete, the data was compiled, and the selective coding organized into a color-coded format. The data was applied to a senior design thesis project of an airport concourse. The data drove the design in order to have a space that was conscious of human mental and physical well being and sustainability of the building fabric. The founded connections between both WELL and LEED will be important to those trying to understand and apply both LEED and WELL standards to an architectural project.

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