Delos Debuts DARWIN at CES 2019 — The World’s First Home Wellness Intelligence Network

Experience the DARWIN™ Home Wellness Intelligence Network for the first time at CES. DARWIN is designed to enhance human health, well-being and performance by monitoring, calibrating and responding to changing indoor environmental conditions.

New York, New York (January 7, 2018) — Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm based in New York, will showcase the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network for the first time in the U.S. during CES from January 7 to 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Leveraging Delos’ position as the pioneer of wellness real estate, and building on seven years of research with leading experts and institutions, the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network is a groundbreaking offering that seeks to turn your home into a catalyst for enhanced health, well-being and performance. Using proprietary software, wellness algorithms and sensor technologies, DARWIN is designed to help enhance energy, sleep and overall well-being, and reduce indoor contaminants that negatively affect respiratory, cardiovascular, immune and cognitive health by monitoring and calibrating air, water and light quality DARWIN has been engineered to integrate seamlessly into existing smart home and smart assistant platforms, or to stand alone in cases where smart home technology is not installed in the home.

DARWIN pricing starts at approximately $3,500 (MSRP) and is offered in a number of configurations to accommodate homes of all sizes and types including single family, multi-family and luxury custom residences.  DARWIN is available nationwide through HTSA dealers and builders in the U.S. and abroad.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, much of which is spent in their homes. New research from Hanley Wood shows more homebuyers prioritize design elements, systems and technologies that promote good health over traditional amenities like hardwood floors, outdoor patios and walk-in closets.

“We’re now spending $4.2 trillion globally on health and wellness-focused products, from fitness apps to personal health care to nutrition programs,” said Delos CEO and Founder Paul Scialla. “DARWIN is designed to empower people to be healthier, happier and more productive in their own home by adding a layer of wellness intelligence to the smart-home landscape.”

DARWIN focuses on four main components: air filtration, water purification, dynamic circadian lighting and comfort-focused technologies, all of which are designed to simulate natural outdoor conditions.

  • Air quality sensors are installed in the home and are monitored by proprietary algorithms that intuitively recognize when air quality drops below pre-set levels and automatically triggers the air purification system to remediate poor air quality.
  • Water filtration solutions are selected to remediate geographically-important water quality issues at all water sources in the home.
  • Dynamic circadian lighting systems that mimic the natural sun patterns throughout the day are utilized to balance your sleep wake cycle. Energizing bright light in the morning transitions to calming warm light in the evening to help your body produce melatonin and prepare for a restful night’s sleep, leaving you more rested, refreshed and recharged.
  • Comfort-focused technologies in the bedroom, including dynamic temperature control and automatic black out shades, create a supportive and comfortable sleep environment that minimizes disturbances and promotes restful nights. Dawn simulation scenes and sounds of nature provide a more natural and gentle way to wake up.

The DARWIN dashboard delivers the wellness status of the home and provides key information about how the home is performing, including real-time air quality monitoring, pollutant information and research-based wellness algorithms and experiences that can be customized to fit your lifestyle and needs. DARWIN can be controlled from a smartphone app, stand-alone tablet, Google Home integration and various home automation systems, giving you the freedom to control and access the dashboard from any room in your home. Key to DARWIN’s adaptability is a wide range of curated third-party products approved by Delos Labs, a multi-disciplinary research and development arm of Delos that collaborates with top industry experts as well as leading academic and medical institutions globally. Delos continues to engineer APIs into a growing library of compatible products and devices, as part of the DARWIN network.

Delos launched DARWIN in Australia in September 2018, its first official foray into the single-family volume home sector, through a collaboration with Simonds Homes. DARWIN is currently included in the base package of all Simonds Homes built in Victoria, Australia – reflecting the volume home builder’s belief that living in a wellness home should be a right, not a privilege. Upcoming projects in the U.S. include:

  • HTSA Network:Delos is training a growing network of professionals throughout the United States to become accredited DARWIN dealers and installers.
  • KB Home Projekt: Delos is a title sponsor for the KB Home of the Future at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, N.V. The home features DARWIN and is voice-enabled through the Google Home system.
  • Luxury Residences:As part of a broad national roll out in luxury housing, DARWIN is currently being commissioned by many of the most sought after newly constructed luxury homes and condos in the United States.

Delos has fostered research collaborations with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, a board of doctors from the Columbia University Medical Center and architects, scientists and wellness thought leaders to introduce wellness standards, programs and solutions into the built environment. Delos established the Well Living Lab™ in collaboration with Mayo Clinic — the world’s first lab committed to researching the real-world impacts of the indoor environment on human health, well-being and performance. The creation of The WELL Building StandardÔ (WELL) was one of Delos’ earliest accomplishments and industry transformative innovations. The International WELL Building Institute was established by Delos as an independent, separately governed organization to continue WELL’s development and drive market uptake – with now over 1,200 projects in 45 countries, across over 250 million square feet of commercial real estate.  After the successful launch of WELL, Delos extended its research and program creation to more directly address the environmental impact our homes have on our health, well-being and performance with the release of the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network. Delos Labs created the DARWIN wellness algorithms in collaboration with experts from top academic institutions.

“The introduction of the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network is a natural extension of Delos’ leading science and research and makes improved health, well-being and happiness available to all households,” said Deepak Chopra (Delos Advisory Board Member).

Delos will showcase DARWIN during Pepcom’s Digital Experience! event in Las Vegas, NV on January 7. Delos representatives also will be available for demonstrations and media interviews during CES at The Venetian, from January 6 to 9, 2019.

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Delos and KB Home Partner to Deliver Cutting-Edge Healthy Home Technology to the U.S. Home Market

DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network addresses hidden health factors in homes – monitoring, calibrating and enhancing air, water and lighting conditions to help improve health and well-being.

New York (January 7, 2019) — Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm based in New York, and KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, today announced a collaboration to introduce Wellness Homes to new homebuyers. KB Home plans to offer Delos’ DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network in select KB Home communities in the California market, ahead of an envisioned national rollout.

DARWIN is a powerfully responsive platform that passively monitors and calibrates the home environment to help support the health and well-being of occupants. This first-of-its-kind system brings together a proprietary sensor-monitoring platform and solutions across air filtration, water purification, circadian lighting and comfort features. The collaboration marks Delos’ first partnership with a volume production homebuilder in the United States.

The wellness of homes is extremely important, with people now spending as much as 90% of their time indoors as countries like the United States become increasingly urbanized. DARWIN offers a fully-integrated, scientifically-supported solution to improve overall well-being.

“From years of experience and extensive research, we know that our indoor environments can impact physical, emotional and cognitive health outcomes,” said Delos CEO and Founder Paul Scialla. “Our collaboration with KB Home helps make DARWIN even more accessible and provides an incredible opportunity to help improve the health and well-being of everyday Americans.”

Delos is a title sponsor for KB Home ProjeKt, a full-scale, immersive experience of “where tomorrow lives” debuting in conjunction with CES this month. The home features DARWIN and is voice-enabled through the Google Home system. ProjeKt leverages the latest smart and sustainable living technologies to create a home that is designed to support health and wellness and adapts to its owner’s needs.

“The introduction of the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network is a natural extension of Delos’ leading science and research. Delos’ partnership with KB Home, an industry leader in sustainability, helps advance the company’s mission to make improved health, well-being and happiness available to all households,” said Deepak Chopra (Delos Advisory Board Member).

Leveraging Delos’ position as the pioneer of wellness real estate, and building on seven years of research with leading experts and institutions, the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network is a groundbreaking offering that seeks to turn your home into a catalyst for enhanced health, well-being and performance. Using proprietary software, wellness algorithms and sensor technologies, DARWIN has been engineered to integrate seamlessly into existing smart-home and smart-assistant platforms, or to stand alone in cases where smart-home technology is not installed in the home.

“We are pleased to offer Delos’ groundbreaking DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network,” says Dan Bridleman, KB Home senior vice president of sustainability, technology and strategic sourcing. “At KB Home, we believe healthy home features will be an important component in the future of homebuilding. DARWIN is one of the core technologies implemented in KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives and the response has been outstanding.”

KB Home has a long history of bringing health-oriented innovations to the production home market.  It was the first national homebuilder to commit to build exclusively with low-VOC carpet and paint; it is the only national homebuilder to receive EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Leader Award; and it is making well-being a core principle of KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives. Healthy Home is one of the four areas of the KB Home eDifference sustainability platform, along with Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and Smart Systems.

DARWIN focuses on four main components: air filtration, water purification, dynamic circadian lighting and comfort-focused technologies, all of which are designed to simulate natural outdoor conditions.

  • Air quality sensors are installed in the home and are monitored by proprietary algorithms that intuitively recognize when air quality drops below pre-set levels and automatically trigger the air purification system to remediate poor air quality.
  • Water filtration solutions are selected to remediate geographically-important water quality issues at all water sources in the home.
  • Dynamic circadian lighting systems that mimic the natural sun patterns throughout the day are utilized to balance your sleep-wake cycle. Energizing bright light in the morning transitions to calming warm light in the evening to help your body produce melatonin and prepare for a restful night’s sleep, leaving you more rested, refreshed and recharged.
  • Comfort-focused technologies in the bedroom, including dynamic temperature control and automatic blackout shades, create a supportive and comfortable sleep environment that minimizes disturbances and promotes restful nights. Dawn simulation scenes and sounds of nature provide a more natural and gentle way to wake up.

The DARWIN dashboard delivers the wellness status of the home and provides key information about how the home is performing, including real-time air quality monitoring, pollutant information and research-based wellness algorithms and experiences that can be customized to fit your lifestyle and needs. DARWIN can be controlled from a smartphone app, stand-alone tablet, Google Home integration and various home automation systems, giving you the freedom to control and access the dashboard from any room in your home. Key to DARWIN’s adaptability is a wide range of curated third-party products approved by Delos Labs, a multi-disciplinary research and development arm of Delos that collaborates with top industry experts as well as leading academic and medical institutions globally. Delos continues to engineer APIs into a growing library of compatible products and devices, as part of the DARWIN network.

Delos has fostered research collaborations with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, a board of doctors from the Columbia University Medical Center and architects, scientists and wellness thought leaders to introduce wellness standards, programs and solutions into the built environment. Delos established the Well Living Lab™ in collaboration with Mayo Clinic — the world’s first lab committed to researching the real-world impacts of the indoor environment on human health, well-being and performance. The creation of The WELL Building StandardÔ (WELL) was one of Delos’ earliest accomplishments and industry-transformative innovations. The International WELL Building Institute was established by Delos as an independent, separately governed organization to continue WELL’s development and drive market uptake – with now over 1,200 projects in 45 countries, across over 250 million square feet of commercial real estate.  After the successful launch of WELL, Delos extended its research and program creation to more directly address the environmental impact our homes have on our health, well-being and performance with the release of the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network. Delos Labs created the DARWIN wellness algorithms in collaboration with experts from top academic institutions.

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Delos™ China Kicks off Forum for International Dialogues to Promote Healthy Living Environments

(Beijing – November 5, 2018) Delos China today kicked off its inaugural symposium for dialogues among international stakeholders of the Wellness Real EstateTM industry, fostering meaningful, Asia-focused collaborations for researchers, industry representatives and best practice solution providers.

A groundbreaking  conference of this nature in Asia, the 2018 International Well Living Symposium, convened in Beijing, attracting internationally established scholars, researchers and industry experts to put forward a set of holistic agenda on how to work together to build healthier environments where people spent 90% of their time to live, work, learn and entertain. The Symposium took place in preparation for the anticipated grand opening of the Well Living Lab (China), a research arm of Delos China.

“Research is at the core of what Delos does, and the Well Living Lab is at the core of our research,” said Rich Macary, Chief Strategist Officer of Delos. “For the Well Living Lab to work and to have an impact, it requires collaborations with not only the academics and research, but also with the commercial side, so we want to be able to translate everything we do at the Lab into the market place to have an impact on people’s health and well-being.”

“Advancing the healthy  living industry involves a chain of collaborative efforts,” said Xue Ya, President of Delos Asia. “Centering upon scientific research and technology, Delos China builds an eco-system for the healthy living industry, combining research and best practice to enhance people’s well-being and help people thrive.”

Leading researchers and industry advocates from across greater China area, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Denmark, and the United States attended the events, representing expertise and leadership voices spanning from building sciences, health sciences to behavioral sciences.

Key highlights of the Symposium include:

  • Green technologies are enabling buildings and cities to be more responsive to the environment, but the focus is starting to shift towards human health and well-being;
  • Big data and wellness intelligence are more and more being deployed to measure key metrics of urban population’s well-being;
  • New approaches need to be developed to build healthier university campus communities at better economic and environmental costs;
  • It’s important to strike balance on pathways to achieving healthy environments for all humanity – the balance among various goals of our buildings, the balance between research and application, between short-term gain and long term benefits; and the balance among various aspects of a research so that interdisciplinary sciences work together to enhance occupants’ health and wellbeing;
  • Similar to green industry’s market trend in the past, the growth of the healthy living industry in major markets will open doors for technological applications and best practice in smaller countries and markets, eventually mobilizing a global trend.

“As the Wellness Real Estate industry begins to boom, relevant research and technology play a critical role in bringing together the various parts of the industry chain,” said Hong Wang, Senior Vice President of Delos China. “Well Living Lab (China) answers a call to thread through the ‘discovery, translation and application’ sequence required of any research. Such an approach will enable the broader healthy living sector.”

Among the scholars, experts and thought leaders at the Symposium were:

Peng Gong of Tsinghua University; Khee-Poh Lam of National University of Singapore;

Kyung Hoi Lee of Korea Research Institute of Eco-Environmental Architecture; Joon Hoon Lee of Yonsei University;  Xiaofeng Li of Tsinghua University; Gang Liu of Tianjin University; Yifan Lu of Beijing Sports University; Renying Zou of PMO International Group; Tasuku Oshima of PMO International Group; Win-Kuang Shen of Mayo Clinic; Dahua Wang of Beijing Normal University; Haishan Wang of China Construction Association Certification Center; Lei Wang of Peking University; Hui Xiao of Tongji University.

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About Delos China

Delos China is the China arm of Delos, a 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 wellness by marrying the best innovations in technology, health, science, and real estate. The Delos platform includes programming, design, consulting, research, and an array of innovative solutions and technologies designed to improve health and wellness. Delos formed the International WELL Building InstituteTM pbc (“IWBI”), which manages the WELL Building StandardTM and WELL Certification program, which is third party verified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Click here for more information on Delos.

Media Contact:

For Delos China: Xiaotian Wu: [email protected]

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Delos China and GIGA Collaborate to Develop Healthy Product Database Online Library Aims to Bridge Healthy Building Practice with Access to Curated Source of Materials, Products and Equipment

(Beijing – October 24, 2018) Delos and its China affiliate announced today the launching of the beta site for its Sourced by Delos program in collaboration with GIGA’s global sustainability product data hub Origin.

Sourced by Delos program will provide healthy building industry with online access to thousands of products and materials sourced through global product banks for the sole goal of supporting creation of healthy indoor spaces.

The database by Delos is a site providing access to healthy building products and materials that are vetted against a set of rigorous product selection criteria and various healthy building standards, presenting information on the best-in-class products available in the market based on local protocols and industry practice. Evidence-based research teams of Delos, in both the United States and in China, have reviewed the products on the database through a set of product review mechanism proprietary to Delos. The beta site is taking in participations from qualifying manufacturers on a by -request basis.

Sourced by Delos is powered by Origin (formerly known as GIGAbase), a Material Data Hub with over 130,000 data points, which connects supplier data with sustainability certifications and performance data from the world’s most reputable reporting bodies into a single hub, creating a neutral, un-biased and transparent data set for the real-estate industry.

The Delos database will showcase knowledge curated from third-party research, case studies, etc., added to healthy products screened from the Origin datahub. Origin’s certification data is derived directly from the source of reputable certification reporting agencies. New International certifications are integrated quarterly. The list of current integrated certification data includes but is not limited to Berkeley Analytical, CRI, C2C, Global GreenTag, GreenCircle Certified, HPD Collaborative, ILFI, Intertek, SCS Global Services, TUV Rheinland, Vertima, Watersense and Energy Star.

This technology partnership enables global manufacturers on Origin to share qualified connected materials with the Delos library of products and materials with minimal effort. Sourced by Delos aims to be the first public-facing database in the China market focusing on sourcing healthy products and healthy building materials. At the beta stage,

there are 12 categories of health products and materials in current phase: flooring, paints and coatings, wall and ceiling, furniture and furnishings, doors and windows, adhesives and sealants, air purification, water purification, lighting, sleeping, sensors and cleaning.

“Sourcing healthy products and materials has been a challenge for decades.” Says Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos. “Problems with transparency, document authenticity and quality control of those products and materials undermine the ability to build and operate healthier projects, compromising the health of millions of individuals.”

“There is also a very large gap in education,” says Xue Ya, President of Delos Asia “Most individuals don’t know how to evaluate whether or not a product supports a healthy lifestyle. A key goal of Sourced by Delos program is also to serve as an evolving education platform, fostering open dialogue around the topic and sharing best practice experience.”

Sourced by Delos helps users find and understand materials and products by clearly and simply clustering them into key categories where industry professionals seek reliably healthier products. Beyond the ability to find healthier materials and products, the database provides full transparency on the sources of data, disclosing information from suppliers and reporting bodies, certifications, declarations and test reports, as well as expiration dates on supporting documents.

Moving forward, Sourced by Delos program will also provide educational information on the impact of each product category.

“Transparency is key to establishing trust, as well as empowering users to make informed decisions,” says Raefer Wallis, CEO of GIGA. “Leveraging the ORIGIN infrastructure to power the Sourced by Delos program is a core part of our mission; working with partners that contribute positively towards creating healthy environments.”

Sourced by Delos houses a selection of over 1,000 best-in-class products and materials, available across China. The database will continue to add more readily available healthy products and materials in China as a solution support to wellness-oriented projects.

Suppliers seeking to participate can click here to request access.

About Delos China
Delos (China) is the China arm of Delos, a 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 wellness by marrying the best innovations in technology, health, science, and real estate. The Delos platform includes programming, design, consulting, research, and an array of innovative solutions and technologies designed to improve health and wellness. Delos formed the International WELL Building InstituteTM pbc (“IWBI”), which manages the WELL Building StandardTM and WELL Certification program, which is third party verified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Click here for more information on Delos.

About GIGA and ORIGIN
GIGA is an independent third party which combines the development of building standards with cloud software. GIGA’s software tools, including Origin, provide access to transparent data to support performance-driven, regenerative buildings.

Origin is the world’s largest hub of building material data. It connects certification source data directly to building materials and products. As certifications are renewed or updated, material information automatically updates. This enables continual data updates while empowering transparent, reliable and relevant material data. As an independent and party-neutral platform, Origin ensures that users, partners and collaborators have access to the broadest diversity of unbiased product data. Click here to learn more on Giga and Origin.

Media Contact:
For Delos China: Xiaotian Wu: [email protected]
For GIGA: Rebecca Best: [email protected]

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Delos and EDGE Technologies Collaborate to Advance Smart-Healthy Building Management Systems

New York, New York 9 October 2018 – EDGE Technologies and Delos announce today a collaboration to explore the integration of their respective platforms and capabilities toward advancing the deployment of smart-healthy building management systems for commercial buildings. Delos’ Wellness Intelligence platform, paired with EDGE Technologies’ all-inclusive building technology platform, has the potential to deliver the most comprehensive confluence of data, data analytics and real time space optimization to benefit users and owners within the commercial real estate industry.

The catalyst for this exciting collaboration is based in part on the recognition that a new age of building users, enterprise tenants, landlords, and operators are demanding that data be intelligently utilized to redefine and enhance the occupant experience. EDGE Technologies and Delos expect that their collaboration efforts will lead to initial pilots of an EDGE-Delos integrated platform in select commercial building projects as early as mid 2019. This comprehensive technology and data informed initiative will include human centric optimization of air, light, acoustics and other highly impactful building and human attributes to improve the performance of people and therefore businesses.

“Despite most of human history spent outside, we now spend nearly 90% of our time indoors, and invest 90% of our business expenses for people, yet we rarely focus on the impact the indoor environment can have on our health, well-being and overall business performance. Through extensive scientific research, real-world testing and data analytics, we can mitigate environmental triggers, and influence healthier behaviors within our work environments to enhance both physical and emotional well-being, and drive productivity”, said Delos COO and President Peter Scialla. “Delos’ Wellness Intelligence platform in partnership with EDGE Technologies will incorporate health and wellness features and technologies into the office to bring the benefits of natural outdoor conditions inside. We are excited to work with EDGE Technologies to integrate wellness technology into a broad variety of work place environments.”

“For over a decade we have been successfully enforcing sustainable practices in the built environment. In line with that, very naturally a new trend occurred in the past few years – next to sustainable energy efficient buildings, our users want to work in and conduct business in healthy environments. By now, wellbeing is a number one priority for many businesses,” Founder and CEO of EDGE Technologies, Coen van Oostrom commented. “This is why we always target the highest level of the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Certification program, for our projects, like our flagship redevelopment EDGE Olympic in Amsterdam and EDGE Grand Central in Berlin. We see this powerful knowledge partnership with Delos as a continuation of these efforts and a major step towards implementing health and wellness features into our existing and future EDGE buildings.”

Delos recently launched its Wellness Intelligence platform in Australia and the U.S. for residential homes and multi-family buildings, and this collaboration establishes the first application of the platform to commercial real estate services. EDGE Technologies is a market leader in a new generation of high-tech healthy and sustainable buildings. Together these two industry leaders will investigate and create physical environments (air, water, light, comfort, sound) and inform behavioral choices (nutrition, movement, personal interaction) to improve the performance of people in new and existing commercial buildings.

 

About Delos

Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company that is transforming the lives of people around the world by creating residential and commercial spaces designed to improve health, well-being and performance. Informed by seven years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos and its affiliates offer an array of innovative technology, consulting and design solutions for residential and commercial spaces. Delos’ wholly-owned subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute pbc, delivers the WELL Building Standard™, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Delos’ advisory board is comprised of leading professionals across real estate, government policy, medicine and sustainability, including renowned wellness luminary Deepak Chopra and sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio.  For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com.

 

About EDGE Technologies

EDGE Technologies is a real estate technology company, seeking to develop superior buildings that actively contribute to the health of people and the world. We combine decades of experience in the real estate and technology industry. Our team is committed to making the built environment greener, smarter and healthier with a user-centred approach. EDGE Technologies is owned by OVG Real Estate, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and New York, and incorporates a technology-driven operations platform that delivers the best buildings and solutions for ambitious customers worldwide.

 

 

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Knight Frank India and Delos sign MOU to advance health and well-being into the built environment

Mumbai, October 3, 2018 – Knight Frank India, the independent property consultancy today announced an MOU with Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm. The collaboration will leverage Knight Frank India’s property consultancy expertise to advance healthy buildings throughout India.

Speaking on the alliance, Shishir Baijal, Chairman and Managing Director, Knight Frank India, said “Economic growth historically has been at the cost of health and happiness of its working population. Our alliance with Delos™ has come at an opportune time when India is taking centre stage in global economics. This initiative of Wellness Real Estate™ will ensure that ‘people’ who are the essence of our progress experience an enabling environment keeping their physical and mental wellbeing in focus. As the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, Delos is transforming living and working environments by placing health and wellness at the centre of design and construction decisions. With this alliance, Knight Frank India joins the global movement to reintroduce the element of people into property that is too easily overlooked.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Knight Frank India to introduce a new era of wellness technology into the places we live and work. Through this collaboration, Knight Frank India will become a leader in promoting healthy buildings and shaping real estate strategies of tomorrow,” said Delos CEO and Founder Paul Scialla. “Building upon their extraordinary work connecting people and property, we look forward to working with Knight Frank India to accelerate the integration of health and wellness into the built environment.”

As part of this new relationship, Knight Frank India will support the continued global reach of Delos technology and product offerings, including the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform, a groundbreaking offering that utilizes Delos’ proprietary cloud-based algorithms and sensor technologies to help enhance health outcomes in the home and mitigate harmful indoor environmental concerns. Launched this past month, DARWIN interacts with an ecosystem of Delos approved products and solutions to bring wellness intelligence into the connected home environment to create spaces that help reduce stress, improve sleep quality, increase performance and enhance overall well-being.

Knight Frank India also will collaborate with Delos on innovative research initiatives to advance a growing body of evidence around the importance of healthy buildings and foster greater awareness of the impact of the built environment on local and global health concerns.

Additionally, Knight Frank India will promote the WELL Building Standard for commercial properties. WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and well-being in the built environment. Administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI), WELL is third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Currently there are 1,015 projects pursuing WELL Certification in 37 countries and comprising 191 million square feet, including 3.5 million square feet in India.

 

About Knight Frank

Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 18,170 people operating from over 523 offices across 60 markets. These figures include Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in the Americas, and Douglas Elliman Fine Homes in the USA. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants. For further information about the Company, please visit www.knightfrank.com.

In India, Knight Frank is headquartered in Mumbai and has more than 1,000 experts across Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Backed by strong research and analytics, our experts offer a comprehensive range of real estate services across advisory, valuation and consulting, transactions (residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, land & capitals), facilities management and project management. For more information, visit http://www.knightfrank.co.in/

 

About Delos

Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company that is transforming the lives of people around the world by creating residential and commercial spaces designed to improve health, well-being and performance. With a foundation of over seven years of research and analysis of the impacts of the built environment on people’s health and well-being, Delos and its affiliates offer an array of innovative technology, consulting and design solutions for residential and commercial spaces. Delos’ wholly-owned subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute pbc, delivers the WELL Building Standard™, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Delos’ advisory board is comprised of leading professionals across real estate, government policy, medicine and sustainability, including renowned wellness luminary Deepak Chopra and sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio.  For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com.

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Delos partners with Simonds to bring wellness homes to Australia

DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform addresses hidden ‘health concerns’ in Australian homes – monitoring, calibrating and enhancing air, water and lighting conditions to help improve health and wellbeing.

MELBOURNE (5 September 2018) – Global wellness real estate pioneer, Delos™, has partnered with Simonds Homes to launch DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence, a world-first wellness platform that will revolutionise the healthy home movement in Australia.

The partnership marks the official launch of the Delos-designed platform, which will be available exclusively to Simonds Homes customers in the state of Victoria ahead of a national roll-out.

DARWIN is designed to address the negative impacts of unseen ‘health concerns’ commonly occurring within the home, including poor air and water quality and lighting that disrupts natural sleep patterns.

The powerfully responsive platform is ‘always-on’ and passively monitors and calibrates the home environment to help enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants. This first-of-its-kind system brings together a proprietary sensor monitoring platform and solutions across air filtration, water purification, circadian lighting and comfort features.

The wellness of our homes is more important than ever, with people now spending as much as 90% of their time indoors as countries like Australia become increasingly urbanised. The DARWIN platform offers a fully-integrated, scientifically-supported solution to improve overall wellbeing.

“Many years of experience and extensive research tells us that our indoor environments can have a profound impact – either negative or positive – on wellness,” said Delos CEO and Founder Paul Scialla.

“Developed in conjunction with experts in the building sciences, health sciences and behavioural sciences, as well as architects and wellness thought-leaders, DARWIN’s focus on the home complements the significant improvements we have already delivered across thousands of indoor environments globally”,  he said.

Delos began its research more than seven years ago and created the Well Living Lab in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic— the world’s first lab committed to researching the real-world impacts of the indoor environment on human health.

Delos also established the WELL Building Standard – exclusively focused on human health and wellness – and the International WELL Building Institute to administer it. Close to 1,000 commercial projects are registered for WELL Certification in 35 countries around the world.

DARWIN is Delos’ first foray into – and is explicitly tailored to – the residential sector. The partnership with Simonds Homes provides a platform for Delos to apply its significant science-based learnings and experience in the commercial real estate sector to the volume housing market for the first time.

Simonds Homes’ national reach, trusted brand and genuine commitment to offering accessible wellness, made them a perfect fit for the DARWIN platform and a natural choice as Delos’ inaugural delivery partner.

Simonds Homes CEO Kelvin Ryan said the Delos partnership would put Australia at the forefront of the global wellness movement – currently, a $3.4 trillion industry. He said DARWIN would be included in the base package of all Simonds Homes built in Victoria – at no additional cost to customers – reflecting the company’s belief that living in a ‘well’ home should be a right, not a luxury.

“Our business has been ahead of the volume housing curve for close to 70 years and in another evolution of our business, is embracing wellness as a core pillar in everything we do – from our internal culture to customer experience and product offering,” said Mr Ryan.

“This organisation-wide shift to wellness reflects our customers’ increasing demand for healthier, more sustainable homes in an era of heightened public consciousness around health and wellbeing generally.

“As one of Australia’s leading home builders, our partnership will eventually make DARWIN accessible to millions of everyday Australians – and that brings with it incredible potential to not only improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families, but whole communities too.”

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Welcome Home to Wellness: Delos Launches World’s First Residential Wellness Technology Platform

The DARWIN™ Home Wellness Intelligence platform monitors, calibrates and activates indoor home environments, responding to changing conditions to help improve human health, well-being and performance.  

New York, New York (September 4, 2018) —  Delos™, the pioneer of wellness real estate and founder of the WELL Building Standard™,  announced today the launch of the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform — a groundbreaking offering designed to enhance health outcomes in the home and mitigate harmful indoor environmental concerns, utilizing Delos’ proprietary wellness algorithms and sensor technologies, to create spaces that help reduce stress, improve sleep quality, increase performance and enhance overall well-being.

“Despite most of human history spent outside, we now spend nearly 90% of our time indoors, and yet rarely focus on the impact the indoor environment can have on our health and well-being. Through extensive scientific research and real-world testing, we discovered that we can mitigate environmental triggers within our homes to enhance both physical and emotional well-being,” said Delos Chief Executive Officer and Founder Paul Scialla. “Delos’ DARWIN platform incorporates health and wellness features and technologies into the home to bring the benefits of natural outdoor conditions inside. We are excited to work with our global partners to introduce a new era of wellness technology into homes.”

Backed by over seven years of research, the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform focuses on four main components: air filtration, water purification, circadian lighting and comfort-focused technologies, all of which simulate the natural outdoor condition. Powered by Delos’ proprietary cloud-based algorithms, the dynamic platform interacts with an ecosystem of Delos approved products and solutions to bring wellness intelligence into the connected home environment. DARWIN is flexible and accessible, launching across all segments of the housing market, from mass market to luxury.

Delos is partnering with premier dealers, installers, builders and other stakeholders across the globe to integrate the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform into residences:

  • HTSA Network: Delos is training professionals throughout the United States to become accredited DARWIN dealers and installers.
  • Simonds Homes: Simonds, a leading volume home builder in Australia, will include DARWIN as part of its base package in all new homes in the state of Victoria beginning this month, setting a new baseline for market rate housing.
  • KB Home: Delos is a title sponsor for the KB “Home of Future”, scheduled to be unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. DARWIN will be featured as the home’s wellness technology platform.
  • Lateral Estate: Lateral, a preeminent Australian real estate developer, has announced DARWIN as a standard offering in all of its multi-family residences at Parc Blakehurst in Sydney.
  • 1731 Summitridge Drive, 521 North Canon Drive: As part of a broad national roll out in luxury housing, these luxury single family homes in Beverly Hills, California incorporate the comprehensive home wellness platform, making them the first luxury residences to be powered by DARWIN. DARWIN is currently being commissioned by many of the most sought after newly constructed luxury homes in the United States.

“For years, the value proposition of smart technology in the home has been elusive for the masses,” said Delos Chief Technology Officer Jim Hunter. “These technologies have primarily focused on security, energy, convenience and entertainment. However, it is the health and well-being of the ones we love that is most valuable.  Born out of extensive research, DARWIN is the delivery platform for our wellness algorithms that helps improve the environmental conditions where we live, work, sleep and play.”

Delos has fostered leading research collaborations with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, a board of doctors from the Columbia University Medical Center and architects, scientists and wellness thought leaders to introduce wellness standards, programs and solutions into the built environment. Delos established the Well Living Lab™ in collaboration with Mayo Clinic — the world’s first lab committed to researching the real-world impacts of the indoor environment on human health and performance. Delos’ wellness technologies and solutions, along with the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard, have seen broad adoption of wellness real estate programs across the commercial real estate market, with nearly 1,000 projects in 35 countries. Building upon the substantial success in the commercial sector, the launch of the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform marks the first expansion of Delos’ offerings to the residential smart-home market.

“Our home environment has a profound impact on our health, well-being and happiness.  As the pioneer of wellness real estate and the founder of the WELL Building Standard, the introduction of the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform is a natural extension of Delos’ leading science and research and makes improved health, well-being and happiness available to all,” said Deepak Chopra (Delos Advisory Board Member).

 

About Delos

Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company that is transforming the lives of people around the world by creating residential and commercial spaces designed to improve health, well-being and performance. Informed by seven years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos and its affiliates offer an array of innovative technology, consulting and design solutions for residential and commercial spaces. Delos’ wholly-owned subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute pbc, delivers the WELL Building Standard™, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Delos’ advisory board is comprised of leading professionals across real estate, government policy, medicine and sustainability, including renowned wellness luminary Deepak Chopra and sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio.  For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com.

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Renowned IoT and Technology Visionary Jim Hunter Joins Delos as Chief Technology Officer

Jim Hunter to bring years of expertise in IoT and technology to Delos starting August 2018

NEW YORK, NY (August 1, 2018) – Delos, a wellness real estate and technology firm, has announced that visionary technology expert and advisor Jim Hunter will join Delos as Chief Technology Officer. Hunter brings over 25 years of experience in transformative technology sectors – including specialized proficiencies in IoT and home automation.

“Since the launch of Delos, we’ve continuously recognized the significance of technology in optimizing our indoor environments to be responsive to our health and wellness needs, particularly as it relates to smart building controls and IOT,” says Delos CEO and Founder Paul Scialla. “Jim’s profound insight and years of experience in leveraging technology to improve the way we live, along with his leading voice in the industry, will be a tremendous asset as we continue to integrate and build upon the latest innovations in the spaces where we live, play, work and sleep.”

An accomplished inventor, architect, writer, speaker and entrepreneur, Hunter has managed globally successful innovation programs, patented intellectual property and launched several pioneering IoT programs. Prior to joining Delos, Hunter provided oversight for technology, architecture and innovation at Greenwave Systems, led Motorola/Google’s architecture and strategy for driving the future of the smart home and shaped a powerful standards based platform as the Founder and Chief Architect of 4Home, Inc.

“I have always had a passion for all things tech,” says Mr. Hunter. “Delos is in an amazing position to build upon their strong scientific roots and leverage technology to improve the lives of the masses. I am thrilled to join the team leading the way to healthier lives for us all.”

Delos’ wellness solutions and technologies, along with those of its wholly-owned subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute, which develops and delivers the WELL Building Standard, have seen broad adoption across commercial market sectors with nearly 1,000 projects in more than 30 countries around the world — underscoring the company’s mission to marry the best innovations in technology, health, science and real estate to transform our homes, offices, schools and other indoor environments into spaces that actively contribute to human health.

Hunter will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer in August of 2018, leading all Delos’ technology efforts, including the continued integration of Delos wellness-based algorithms across technology platforms for residential and commercial environments. Hunter began his technology career as a nuclear engineer and master training specialist serving in the US Navy, earning numerous awards and certifications. An internationally-recognized spokesperson on IoT, Security, AI and Future societies globally, Hunter actively contributes published articles in leading tech publications. Hunter was recognized by Inc. as a Top 20 IoT Leader for 2017 and continues to lead IoT innovation and evangelize his vision to reduce the friction between man and machine around the world.

 

About Delos

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 wellbeing 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 wellbeing. More information on Delos is available at www.delos.com.

 

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Delos (China) Headquarters Becomes WELL Certified

First WELL™ Project in Beijing to Achieve WELL Certification at the Gold Level

(Beijing – May 3rd, 2018) – Delos™ (China) announced today that its headquarters office in Beijing has been awarded WELL Certification at Gold Level by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The prestigious certification validates the Delos core value to advance human health and wellbeing through built environments. The project is committed to serving as a living example of a WELL Certified™ space as a way to educate members of the general public who are interested in the “second wave” of the global sustainability movement.

Through thorough planning and execution, the project passed the third- party-administered performance verification after the first round of on-site testing. The project features a host of innovative solutions to advance human wellness, including circadian lighting, continuous indoor air quality monitoring and interventions, direct drinking water, biophillic designs and ergonomic furniture. The project also adopted a robust set of operation policies to guide employees towards healthier diet, mindful eating, as well as to encourage active lifestyles.

“This certification demonstrates that, at Delos, we do as we say and value the health and well-being of our employees,” said Xue Ya, President of Delos Asia. “Providing a WELL Certified space for all employees and our business associates is one of best human resource benefits we can offer to reward our talented team.” Xue Ya said Delos (China) headquarters, located in heavily commercial Chaoyang District of Beijing, will serve as a demonstration space for people to understand and experience the many WELL features incorporated in the project.

“We are excited to see more and more companies beginning to use their office spaces as a way to deliver health and wellness interventions to enhance the health and wellness of their employees,” said Rick Fedrizzi, IWBI Chairman and CEO, in a congratulatory statement. “The Delos (China) project is an exceptional example of the global trend of companies who are extending their corporate wellness programs to include intentional decisions about the places and spaces where their employees spend so much of their time.”

Administered by IWBI, WELL is grounded in a body of evidence-based research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend approximately 90 percent of our time and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants of these buildings. To be awarded WELL Certification by IWBI, Delos’ headquarters underwent rigorous testing and a final evaluation carried out by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), which is the third-party certification body for IWBI, to ensure it met all WELL Certified gold level performance requirements.

About Delos (China)™

Delos (China) is the China arm of Delos, a 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 wellness by marrying the best innovations in technology, health, science, and real estate. The Delos platform includes programming, design, consulting, research, and an array of innovative solutions and technologies designed to improve health and wellness. Delos formed the International WELL Building InstituteTM pbc (“IWBI”), which manages the WELL Building StandardTM and WELL Certification program, which is third party verified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). More information on Delos is available at www.delos.com.

 

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Callie Stanton 646.654.3438
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