Delos™ and Lendlease Drive Internationalization of WELL Building Standard Through New Core & Shell Certification Program
International Towers Sydney at Barangaroo to be the first buildings to integrate health and wellness with WELL ready workplaces
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (March 22, 2016) – As the next step in their global alliance to accelerate the integration of human health and wellness in the built environment, Delos™, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, and Lendlease, one of the world’s leading integrated infrastructure and real estate groups, today announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces for building tenants.
The WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs were developed in response to investor and tenant appetite for workplaces focused on the health and well-being of the people in the buildings.
To kick off efforts to identify pioneering projects to champion the internationalization of WELL, the International Towers Sydney (ITS), Barangaroo, will be the first WELL Core & Shell Certified buildings globally representing over 2.7 million square feet (277,200 square meters). Lendlease has also identified additional buildings and tenancies around the world to undergo certification, covering Australia, Europe and the U.S.
“The engagement of Lendlease to internationalize WELL in key markets has been critical in the formation of the new WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs,” said Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos. “Lendlease’s pioneering leadership will help shape the evolution of health and wellness in real estate globally, just as it has helped to set the pace in sustainability, and we look forward to advancing this critically important agenda together.”
Lendlease and Delos first announced their alliance in November 2015, making a commitment to bring human health and wellness innovations to Lendlease markets around the world through adoption of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).
“Our customers – the people who use the places we create – are increasingly focused on encouraging healthier more active lifestyles and reducing exposure to harmful materials. We’re partnering with Delos to help harness the built environment to support human health and well-being through the implementation of the WELL Building Standard,” said Geoff Dutaillis, Lendlease’s Group Head of Sustainability.
Lendlease’s new corporate headquarters within Tower Three of ITS will target Platinum, the highest WELL Certification level, in addition to its commitment to a 6 Star Green Star Fit Out.
Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Council of Australia, says Australia’s property industry has a global reputation for delivering world’s best practice in green buildings and communities. The partnership between Lendlease and Delos expands on the world-class outcomes promoted by Green Star around health and well-being.
“At its heart, the green building movement has always been about creating healthy and efficient places for people – central in the creation of a sustainable future. Green Star and the WELL Building Standard are complementary. Green Star provides a critical foundation for human health and well-being, which WELL enhances through its dedicated focus on evidence-based medical and scientific research and measurable performance. Lendlease’s many 6 Star Green Star ratings represent world leadership in sustainable design and construction, and this partnership to advance WELL buildings will help our industry in its quest to make our cities great places to live by support the productivity and health of our greatest asset – people.”
Pioneered by Delos, the WELL Building Standard is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and well-being.
WELL is grounded in evidence-based medical research that demonstrates the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
As the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, Delos is transforming our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments by placing health and wellness at the center of design and construction decisions. Delos helps create spaces that actively contribute to human health, performance and well-being by marrying the best innovations in technology, health, science, and real estate. The Delos platform includes programming, consulting, research, and an array of innovative products and technologies that research suggests may improve occupant well-being. More information on Delos is available at www.delos.com.
Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 12,600 employees worldwide, Lendlease’s capabilities span the property value chain. Lendlease’s vision of creating the best places is underpinned by a long and proud history of an approach where environmental and social outcomes are given equal priority to economic. Lendlease operates in four key geographies of Australia, Asia, the United States of America and the UK, with over $20 billion in funds under management via funds and managed investment mandates and an urban regeneration development pipeline of $44.9 billion (AUD). More information on Lendlease is available at www.lendlease.com
 As of June 30, 2015
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Callie Stanton, Delos
Nadeena Whitby, Lendlease
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