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, biophilic designs and ergonomic furniture. The project also adopted a robust set of operational policies to guide employees towards a 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 the 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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