March 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM EDT  |  Culture  |  Facilities Support Services  |  WELL Building Standard

Markon to Partner with Anthrospheres on WELL

Photo-3-570x570On Friday 3/11, a small contingent from Markon including Ginny Dyson, Leigh Valudes, Jay Zayas, Christine Dingivan, and Ray Carney, met David Conrath, owner of Anthrospheres, at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA to discuss WELL Building standards.

Specific to this visit, Anthrospheres was showing Markon the circadian lighting demonstration installed in select classrooms at Bishop O’Connell and the effects to-date on staff and students with regard to sleep efficiency and productivity.

While Anthosphere is an initial expert in all Well technologies, Markon is interested in the transfer of this information to Owners for consideration in their own projects. As a long-time advocate and innovator on WELL concepts and its beneficial effects on human performance, David shared many fascinating products which he has already developed or used effectively.

Photo-2-570x570These products included the Basis Peak watch and the LSPro Genesis light product. David has perfected his research down to the nanometer in the spectrum of light to understand how to enhance human health and experience focusing on the body’s circadian rhythm.

David assisted us with some of the areas that we have been investigating regarding WELL certification and efforts to obtain this new certification for our future expansion project.

Working with David and other stakeholders, Markon hopes to assist in the trending goal of creating the optimum human efficiency environment, which will undoubtedly benefit not only companies and organizations, but also their employees’ well-being and performance.

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.