Delos, a wellness real estate and technology firm, has announced a strategic alliance with CBRE Group, Inc. that will advance Delos’ mission to transform indoor environments into spaces that help nurture, sustain and promote human health and well-being. In 2013, CBRE became the first company in the world to achieve WELL Certification for a commercial office space through the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) pilot program with the opening of its Global Corporate Headquarters in Los Angeles. As a continuation of its leadership in the wellness space, CBRE will pursue WELL Certification for at least 100 buildings, sites or offices managed by or associated with CBRE worldwide.
CBRE will become a founding member of the Well Living Lab™, which is the world’s first human-centered research lab designed to study the interaction between human health and well-being and the indoor environment. A collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic, the Well Living Lab will begin launching studies in April 2016 and is located near Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility David Pogue will become a member of the Delos Advisory Board.
“Delos is excited to work with CBRE to help grow the healthy building movement,” said Delos Founder and CEO Paul Scialla. “Two years ago, CBRE took a bold step in bringing health and wellness into their Global Corporate Headquarters. Since then, they have become a thought leader for healthy design, advocating its benefits to clients worldwide. This new alliance will allow CBRE and Delos to further advance the WELL Building Standard to CBRE’s clients around the world.”