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Kalli Solby
Kalli Solby

Senior Analyst, Commercial Team International Well Building Standards

Living WELL for the Multi-family Residential Sector 

As humans, we have always been dependent on our environments to nurture and sustain us. We rise with the sun, we eat off the land, we make shelter of stones and trees. We need water, air and light to survive. We need good water, good air and good light to thrive

We build structures to protect ourselves – from nature and other forces, and we spend increasing amounts of time in these structures, living more than 90% of our lives indoors. Our buildings are designed to keep us safe, to protect us from the elements, but many of the places where we spend our time also get in the way of our health, putting one degree of separation between us and that which has always kept us alive. Nature has long been our caretaker, but with intentional, scientifically supported design, our buildings can be too. 

“As designers, engineers, builders etc., we are caretakers to those living and existing in our buildings. We have an obligation to create spaces that move us all in the direction of health. The Liveable Environment Conference presents a unique opportunity to equip us all with the knowledge we need to move in this direction.” Kalli Solby 

Kalli Solby is a Senior Analyst at the International WELL Building Institute. As a member of the IWBI Commercial Team, Kalli leads the global business development efforts for the Multi-Family Residential Sector and uses her technical expertise to guide over 34 million square feet of real estate through the WELL Certification journey. Prior to joining IWBI, Kalli served as a project manager at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment, where she conducted research on the relationship between architecture and homelessness. Currently, Kalli is working with Multi-Family Residential Developers to make health and wellness a top priority in light of the COVID-19 crisis.


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