Thursday, September 18, 2014

New member welcome: Delos Living

CBRE's Los Angeles headquarters was the first WELL Certified
office in the world. Image: Delos.
The primary objective of Delos Living is to provide healthier places for people by positioning health
and wellness as a critical element of business planning, building design, and programming decisions. Knowing that people spend well over 90 percent of their time in buildings, Delos believes that commercial real estate has a unique opportunity to support health and wellness, including preventative health. They developed the WELL Building Standard, an evidence-based performance standard for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact occupant health and wellness (air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind).

The company is comprised of four core areas: (1) Delos Labs: The central research hub. They collaborate with scientific, medical, and design/research groups to review, assemble, publish, and evaluate the technical and performance data of the WELL Building Standard; (2) Delos Project Delivery and Project Management: Provides advisory support to industry (owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers) for the WELL Building Standard; (3) Delos Ventures: Identifies and brings innovative wellness real-estate products and technologies to market; and (4) STAYWELL and WELL SIGNATURE: Provides health and wellness lifestyle amenities, products and programs designed to enhance and improve the hospitality and multi-family living experience. CBE is currently working with Delos to develop a survey tool to be used for the WELL Standard, to measure worker health, productivity, and satisfaction with their environment.