Delos China and Panasonic Announced Collaboration to Advance Research on Well Living
Beijing, China (March 6, 2019) Delos China announced today that it had reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Panasonic, allowing the two parties to work together to enhance the research capability of Delos’ Well Living Lab (China). Leveraging each party’s knowledge and technology, Delos China and Panasonic are committed to exploring the co-relations between human health and the indoor environments, and helping people achieve a better future for health and well-being.
“This partnership with Panasonic attests the Delos vision to innovate well by enabling our broader industry through far-reaching collaborations,” said Peter Scialla, President and Chief Operating Officer of Delos. “Advanced knowledge of healthy living and innovative solutions will benefit all people around the world.”
Well Living Lab (China) is the first scientific research center in Asia to integrate building sciences, behavioral sciences and health sciences to help quantify and ultimately improve the impact that indoor environments have on human health, wellness, comfort and performance. The Lab is comprised of 25,000 square feet of sensor rich, state-of-the-art reconfigurable spaces where researchers can monitor and test products and systems with human subjects in simulated, real-world environments.
“Panasonic will conduct joint research with Delos China on healthy living environments such as houses and offices,” said Hideyuki Oka, Managing Officer and Director of Engineering Division, Eco Solutions Co., Panasonic Corp.. “Through this collaborations with our strategic partners in China, Panasonic and Delos China will contribute to offer healthy and comfortable living space with added value in China.”
Delos China will use the Well Living Lab (China) to train new research talents in the wellness sector for its partners and collaborators and help them fulfill their social responsibilities in relation to wellness and health.
To address issues posted by the climate, environment and certain lifestyle challenges in China, Well Living Lab (China) will focus its research efforts on discovering and interpreting the co-relations among the outdoor environment, indoor environment and human health. The Lab’s research facilities include the main laboratory area and a rotating laboratory, as well as potential satellite and scientists’ remote labs. The rotating laboratory is China’s first 360-degree rotating lab for conducting experiments focused on healthy living. It can simulate and test the indoor environment and building performance in any orientation and provides opportunities to mitigate seasonal factors of solar heat gain and glare. Well Living Lab China’s research projects will cover sectors and multiple research topics that highly concern the market, including healthy office, healthy home, high-density space, senior apartments, apartments for long-term leasing, hotels, shared space, exhibition halls, classrooms and other key environment types.
The cooperation between Delos China and Panasonic is expected to create a new journey for experiments on healthy living, promote the development of China’s healthy living market, and lead a new trend of healthier living for all people in China.
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 to learn more about Delos.
About the Well Living Lab (China):
Well Living Lab (China) is the first of its kind in Asia, a human-centered research facility dedicated to identifying how buildings—and everything that goes in them—impacts human health and well-being. The purpose of the Well Living Lab (China) is to study these indoor environments and create healthier indoor spaces in which to work, live and play. Delos announced the establishment of the Well Living Lab (China) in Beijing in early 2017.