As part of the new relationship, Overbury will demonstrate commitment to supporting the continued 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 wellness.
“Overbury is a demonstrated leader in the commercial office market known for its commitment to green building,” said Delos Founder and CEO Paul Scialla. “By providing healthy building guidance to the corporate community, Overbury will continue to create offices of the future that support employee health, wellness, and productivity. Given 90 percent of the costs of a building are the people inside of that building, the prospects for return on investment for employers are significant.”
As part of the alliance, Overbury will professionally accredit employees through the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) program, which signifies advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment and specialisation in WELL, over the next year. Given the firm's environmental and sustainability managers were among some of the first WELL Accredited Professionals in the UK last year, the new agreement and additional accreditations will continue to strengthen Overbury’s ability to provide clients with tools to realise the benefits of WELL and guide current and future projects toward WELL Certification.
Overbury has also committed to facilitating a quarterly WELL forum to share best practice, guidance and training with its supply chain - the first of which was hosted in London in March 2017 to great success.
“As early adopters of the wellness agenda and WELL philosophy, we’re delighted to announce our alliance with Delos today,” said Chris Booth, Group Managing Director of Overbury. “These days it’s not unusual for people to spend more time in the office than at home, which is why we’re so dedicated to promoting wellbeing to our clients, consultants and supply chains to create workspaces with occupiers in mind. Wellness is becoming more mainstream in the UK and we’re proud to be surrounded by like-minded real estate professionals who see the value in such a standard.”
Overbury is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc – a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of £2.6 billion.
WELL is third-party certified through IWBI’s collaboration with GBCI, which administers 10+ billion square feet of LEED buildings globally, so that WELL can work seamlessly with LEED and other green building certification programs.