Obama Administration’s Former Environmental Executive Joins Delos as Strategic Advisor
Michelle Moore Joins Distinguished Team of Health, Wellness and Sustainability Experts
NEW YORK, NY (November 18, 2013) – Delos®, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, is pleased to announce that leading environmental sustainability expert Michelle Moore has joined the company as a Strategic Advisor. In her new role, Moore is responsible for advising on the program and market development of the WELL™ Building Standard, which is currently in pilot. First introduced by President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Delos’ WELL Building Standard is the world’s-first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the built environment.
Moore is a former White House political official and social enterprise entrepreneur who helped build the US and global green building movement. Most recently, she served in the Obama Administration’s White House for four years, where she was a Senior Advisor to the Director at the Office of Management and Budget and held the position of Federal Environmental Executive on the Council for Environmental Quality. Previously, Moore was Senior Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the developer of the LEED certification system. During her tenure with USGBC, Moore spearheaded the marketing and public affairs strategy that helped to grow green building to a mainstream movement with more than 6 billion square feet of registered and certified green buildings in over 90 countries. Moore’s prior experience includes serving as Director of eBusiness for Interface Inc., and launching a tech start-up in the design industry.
“Michelle is one of the nation’s leading experts on sustainability and we are honored to have her join our collaborative effort to improve the health of the built environment,” said Delos Founder Paul Scialla. “Michelle helped build the US and global green building movement into what it is today, and now she is helping to expand it into wellness.”
“Wellness is the next frontier for the sustainability movement – connecting human health and environmental health,” said Michelle Moore. “Delos is at the leading edge of innovation in the emerging wellness movement, and I couldn’t be happier to join the team to help realize their vision.”
A result of six years of research, development and collaboration with a board of researchers and doctors from Columbia University Medical School, as well as with architects, engineers and contractors, Delos’ WELL Building Standard, which is currently in pilot, is the first building standard that addresses both human and environmental sustainability by incorporating evidence-based wellness amenities into homes, offices and other built environments to enhance resident’s health and well-being, while simultaneously helping to sustain the environment.
Until now, Delos has worked in the residential, office and hospitality sectors, completing its first commissioned loft space in Manhattan in 2011 and introducing 42 Stay Well™ hotel rooms at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in 2012. In fall 2013, Delos completed the world’s-first office space certified under the WELL Building Standard pilot program at CBRE’s new global headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Delos will also complete the world’s-first residences to be certified under the WELL Building Standard pilot program in fall 2013, which will be located in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.
Michelle is a board advisor to Groundswell on how to use social enterprise business models to drive social change, and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness on infrastructure and energy.
She holds a Master’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA from Emory University.
A U.S.-based real estate developer, Delos® has pioneered Wellness Real Estate™, which incorporates amenities that help sustain both the environment and enhance residents’ health and well-being. In 2012, Delos introduced the WELL Building Standard™ with President Clinton, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people’s health and well-being in direct, evidence-based ways through the built environment. Delos designs include an array of innovative, built-in amenities that research suggests will improve various aspects of individual occupant health including: cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep health, orthopedic health, weight and metabolism management, stress reduction, mood enhancement, cognition and memory enhancement, health literacy and health behavior motivation.
The Delos Advisory Board includes a distinguished panel of luminaries in the fields of wellness, science, public policy, real estate and business. Advisors include: Leonardo DiCaprio, leading philanthropist, sustainability advocate and award-winning actor; Dr. Deepak Chopra, world renowned health and wellness expert; the Honorable Dick Gephardt, former House of Representatives Majority Leader; Senator Mel Martinez, R-Fla. and former Senator and HUD Secretary; Jason McLennan, world renowned sustainable building expert; Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Director of the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic; Sue Firestone, Founder and Chairman of Smith/Firestone Associates; and Dolly Lenz, Former Vice Chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman. More information on Delos and its Advisory Board is available at www.delos.com.
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In her new role, Moore is responsible for advising on the program and market development of the WELL™ Building Standard, which is currently in pilot. First introduced by President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Delos’ WELL Building Standard is the world’s-first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the built environment…
…In 2012, Delos introduced the WELL Building Standard™ with President Clinton, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people’s health and well-being in direct, evidence-based ways through the built environment.