March 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM EDT  |  Culture  |  Facilities Support Services  |  WELL Building Standard


WELL-Certification-1-700x525_0Markon is a premier sponsor to the USGBC’s “We Are WELL” seminar series.

The first session, held on 23 March, began with a look at the WELL Building Standard, why and how it came to be, and how it can help you quantify what it means and what it takes to provide a healthy workspace.  

Seema Wadhwa, Assistant Vice President of Sustainability and Wellness at Inova Health System, contributed to explain how this fusion of wellness, along with established sustainability practices, can be built into your existing operations.

We-Are-WELL-700x525A practitioner with experience on one of the nation’s first WELL building projects (ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in D.C.) shared the business drivers, in her project experience, for choosing WELL Certification. The session was led by Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Delos.

The session was attended by Billy Kirvan, Ginny Dyson, Christine Dingivan, and Ray Carney.  Markon continues our documentation for WELL Certification in our Headquarters Expansion project at 400 S. Maple Ave.


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.