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Delos promotes building wellness

Paul Scialla (Credit: Delos)

Similar to what LEED has achieved in certifying energy efficient buildings, startup Delos is seeking to create a new standard for what they call ‘the wellness of a building’. It tests logical factors like air and light, and other more trivial ones like the size of food plates in the cafeteria (discourage overeating). Once a building is certified, the developer uses it to help market the the property to potential tenants.

Revenue model: The startup charges $20,000 for evaluating 100,000 square feet, according to Forbes. Time will tell if developers can charge tenants a premium on ‘wellness certified’ spaces.

Worth Noting: The for-profit company has raised $237 million in venture money and is valued at $800 million.

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