The Well Living Lab, a DelosTM and Mayo Clinic collaboration exploring the connection between health and the indoor environment, today announced that the Structure Tone organization has joined the growing Well Living Lab Alliance. Structure Tone, a full-service construction services provider, is promoting human health and well-being throughout their global network of construction management professionals and sustainability-focused projects, aligning with the focus of ongoing research at the Well Living Lab.
Through the Alliance community, the Well Living Lab collaborates with companies, non-profit organizations and industry experts who want to play a leadership role in understanding and creating indoor environments that enhance human health and well-being
“We’re at a crossroads when it comes to the built environment and its potential to shape health outcomes,” says Robert Leon, senior vice president at Structure Tone. “Through our work, we’re seeing first-hand the ways that the built environment passively affects those that come in contact with its elements. We are committed to the education and research provided by the Well Living Lab to the industry as a whole.”
Structure Tone has already positioned itself as a leader in the construction industry when it comes to human health and buildings. Last year the firm partnered with Delos to accelerate the integration of health and well-being into the built environment, and now has 10 WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APÔ) employees. The firm has also led the construction of several WELL projects, including its own New York City headquarters, which recently became New York’s first WELL Certified project. The firm’s headquarters became WELL Certified to the Silver level for an incremental construction cost of approximately one dollar per square foot.
“The Alliance member organizations each bring a unique perspective on health and well-being in the built environment,” says Dr. Brent Bauer, Medical Director of the Well Living Lab and Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program. “It is exciting to think of combining their knowledge with what we are learning about human behavior.”
The Well Living Lab Alliance aims to partner with companies that want to help generate new knowledge, and interact with Lab experts from a wide range of scientific, medical and technical backgrounds. A listing of Alliance Members can be found on www.welllivinglab.com.