New York, New York (February 15, 2017) – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announces a strategic alliance with Glumac, a full-service consulting and engineering firm, to accelerate the transformation of indoor environments into spaces that promote human health and wellness. The new relationship will leverage Glumac’s extensive network of sustainable building services clients to further expand the global reach of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the effects of the built environment on human health and well-being.
Glumac’s partnership will work to grow its staff of WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs) and participate in the WELL Living Lab. A known leader in the sustainable design space with 100 LEED APs and ten Living Building Ambassadors, Glumac has been at the forefront of the healthy building movement, with nine projects registered to pursue WELL Certification. As part of the alliance, Glumac will build upon this commitment to WELL and will professionally accredit 20 of its employees through the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) program, which signifies advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment and specialization in WELL. Glumac professionals will be well equipped to provide clients with tools to realize the benefits of WELL and guide current and future projects toward WELL Certification.
“Glumac is a globally recognized engineering and consulting firm that is often looked to as a leader in sustainable design, and we are thrilled about the potential of our alliance to further propel the adoption of healthy buildings and indoor spaces.”
– Paul Scialla, Delos Founder & CEO
“Since its inception, Glumac has focused on building performance as a means to enhance human performance. By advancing the WELL Building Standard in the projects that it undertakes and making sure its team members become WELL APs, the company underscores its leadership, and we’re looking forward to its support.”
– Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman & CEO of the International WELL Building Institute™
“Glumac looks forward to collaborating with Delos to provide the healthiest indoor environments possible. Our work in MEP engineering, energy modeling, and building commissioning has a direct effect on the health, well-being, and productivity of the people who live and work in the projects we design. Setting an international standard will allow our clients to know, they have best in class spaces.”
– Steve Straus, CEO and President of Glumac
“We are thrilled to partner with Delos to more fully deliver healthy buildings to our clients. That is our mission. It is critical that clean air, water, abundant natural daylight and connections with the outdoor world are integrated into indoor spaces, given the impact on our general health and productivity. This medical evidence will help the industry understand that when designed well, the benefits of green building technologies to human health and return on investment go hand in hand.”
– Nicole Isle, Glumac Chief Sustainability Strategist