To deepen our understanding about the indoor environment’s affect on human health and well-being, Delos and Mayo Clinic have collaborated to create the Well Living Lab™.
The Well Living Lab is the first scientific research center that uses exclusively human-centered research to understand the interaction between health and well-being and indoor environments. The Lab offers an unprecedented degree of control over research variables through a modular, reconfigurable space that simulates a wide variety of real-world environments.
Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors—from homes to office or work environments, schools, retail stores, fitness centers, health care facilities and more—which means exposure to indoor environments is at an all-time high. But what many people don’t realize is that buildings, and everything in them, can affect human health and well-being. The purpose of the Well Living Lab is to study these indoor environments and foster the creation of healthier indoor spaces in which to live, work and play.
The world-class research approach of the Lab will leverage and expand upon the principles of the WELL Building Standard™, which sets performance requirements in seven Concepts relevant to indoor health: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
The Well Living Lab aims to partner with companies that want to help generate new knowledge, and interact with experts from a wide range of scientific, medical and technical backgrounds.