March 8, 2017 7:00:00 AM EST  |  Culture  |  Facilities Support Services  |  WELL Building Standard

Innovative Workplaces and WELL Certification

The WELL Building Standard™, is the first building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the built environment.

2017-Ray-PresentingWELL Certification (and enhancing the seven concepts of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind) will assist you in designing and operating a workplace that benefits your employees’ overall well-being.

The WELL Building Certification is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being of our workers.

Ray Carney, WELL AP presented on this topic at the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference/Exposition in Baltimore.

Watch this video of his presentation to learn what you can do to improve the work space for your employees!



Key takeaways include:

1. Learn the costs and opportunity of poor well-being
2. Understand the WELL Certification and International WELL Building Institute
3. Obtain knowledge regarding the seven WELL concepts
4. Opportunities to install wellness in the workplace and the impact

This video was provided courtesy of NFMT. Learn more about NFMT at

To learn more about WELL and if it’s right for your company, contact Ray at

About the Author

Ray Carney

Ray Carney

Ray Carney, WELL AP is a Vice President at Markon Solutions and a champion for wellness in the workplace. Ray’s areas of expertise include workplace strategy and modification, design thinking, leadership, sustainable design, data centers, and creating secure environments. His experience includes providing cradle-to-grave project management support for the successful design and build of secure facilities. He also spearheaded the tenant fit-out of Markon's headquarters expansion to ensure that it achieved WELL certification. This was the first WELL certified project in the Commonwealth and was recognized by the City of Falls Church for its achievement. Since joining Markon in 2007, Ray has managed numerous internal program strategies, capture efforts, and client engagements. He also co-developed Markon's in-house Leadership Development Program. Prior to joining Markon, Ray consulted for prestigious consulting firms in the DC metropolitan area and Ohio. Ray's passion for wellness in the workplace has led him to speak at numerous engagements around the country including the National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo. He also published an article on WELL Building Standards in FaciltiesNet. Ray was named one of Engineering News-Record Midatlantic's 2016 Top 20 Under 40 for contributions to the industry. He received his MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Business Technology from John Carroll University. Ray is a WELL Accredited Professional, LEED Green Associate, Six-Sigma certified Yellow Belt, certified SCRUMMaster, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential as well as both ITIL v3 Foundations and Quality Management certifications.