Tag: WELL Building Standard

Building a global destination for health and wellness: with Peter Scialla of Delos

One of the goals of DMC is to position Rochester as an international attraction for those who are focused on wellness, not just coping with illness. That includes providing options for improving health and fitness, increasing the social connections that foster a vibrant community, and harnessing the built environment to promote well-being.

DMC invites you to join us for an upcoming event to learn more about how we can design the environment around us to improve our health and wellness.

Creating Healthy Places and Buildings with Peter Scialla

Thursday, November 30 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Bleu Duck Kitchen, 14 4th St SW, Rochester, Minnesota

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

About the Event: Join us for a conversation and networking with Peter Scialla, COO of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), who will present models and an evidence-based framework for designing and operating the built environment to promote people’s health and wellness. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standards and WELL Community Standards, the world’s first built environment certification programs focused exclusively on people’s health and wellness. The agenda includes a discussion about DMC’s wellness vision and goals, a Q&A session, and networking. To view the full agenda, click here.

Enhancing indoor quality of life: The Well Living Lab

logo-tmOn average, Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors. From living and working to shopping and working out, exposure to indoor environments is at an all-time high. The Well Living Lab, a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Delos, is exploring how our health and wellbeing is affected by all of the time we are spending inside.

Rendering: Well Living Lab

The purpose of the Well Living Lab is to study these indoor environments and create healthier indoor spaces in which to live, work, and play. Focused exclusively on human-centered research, the lab is the first of its kind. By maintaining an unprecedented degree of control over the research variables it is testing, the researchers are able to manipulate and test almost any type of indoor environment.