CMTA Energy Solutions office achieves WELL Gold certification

Omni and CMTA Energy Solutions collaborated to design the first Zero Energy, WELL Certified Building in Kentucky.
CMTA Energy Solutions' office building has been received WELL Gold certification, making it the first Zero Energy, WELL Certified Building in Kentucky. When CMTA Engineers began construction of a stand-alone building for their Energy Solutions division, they asked Omni Architects to design the fit-up of the interior workspace. CMTA requested that Omni design the space to achieve WELL Certification, which is an initiative grounded in evidence-based research that demonstrates the connection between buildings — where people spend approximately 90 percent of their time — and their impact on the health and wellness of those who use them. The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation that is leading the movement to promote health and wellness in buildings and communities everywhere. The WELL Building Standard focuses on seven categories of building performance: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.
Omni worked closely with CMTA to develop a design approach that pushed beyond the typical office, utilizing open workspaces, collaborative and private meeting spaces, and informal “third spaces” for collaboration or spontaneous interaction. Special features included glare reduction, daylight management, and LED lighting with a color temperature of 4000K to support the circadian rhythm of employees. Learn more here.