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The Well Building Standard: Healthy Buildings, Happy Workers

We are seeing a push for safer, healthier workspaces, and the New York start-up, Delos, looks to capitalize.

“This could be bigger than anything in real estate since the invention of the roof.” —Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO

It’s a manual they called The Well Building Standard and styled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. It offers a set of guidelines for designing buildings that promise to make people happier, healthier, and more productive—just by being inside them.

Which sounds like a pretty good deal, considering the myriad threats to good health lurking in your average office building. Salty snacks, stale air, bad lighting, carpets that spit up VOCs, elevators that promote your sedentary lifestyle.