Lendlease aims to increase health and well-being across the built environment

Australian developer Lendlease has partnered with consultant Delos to "accelerate the integration of human health and wellness outcomes in the built environment".

Delos has created the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first to gauge the effects of buildings on the physical and mental health of their occupants.

WELL is based on medical research that "demonstrates the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90% of our time and health and wellness impacts on us".

The collaboration will seek to champion the internationalisation and implementation of the well-being agenda for buildings and communities.

As part of the programme, Lendlease will pursue WELL Certification and provide WELL-ready workplaces for tenants across its global operations. Through the certification process, these projects will harmonise WELL concepts with local green building rating systems and building codes.

Lendlease will also introduce WELL Community Standard to its urban regeneration projects, which will support the further research and development of the standard.

Geoff Dutaillis, group head of sustainability at Lend Lease, said: "Supporting the next generation of buildings and places that get it right for people, as well as the environment is very important.

"The built environment has a critical role to play in helping cities and governments transition towards a low carbon future; however, it’s the direct impact on human capital and productivity through increased focus on supporting human health and well-being that is the untapped potential."

Earlier this year Lendlease rebranded.

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