The Well Living Lab™ Alliance Grows with the Addition of Shimizu, Based in Japan


ROCHESTER, Minnesota — September 25, 2017  — The Well Living Lab™, a Delos™ and Mayo Clinic collaboration, today announced that Shimizu, from Kobayashi, Miyazaki Japan has joined the growing Well Living Lab Alliance.

The Well Living Lab ™ studies the connection between health and the indoor environment to transform human health and well-being in places where we live, work, learn and play. Through the Alliance community, the Well Living Lab collaborates with companies, academic researchers, non-profit organizations and industry experts who want to play a leadership role in understanding and creating indoor environments that enhance human health and wellness.

Shimizu holds steadfast to its philosophy of creating value that surpasses the expectations of customers through ongoing innovation and a sincere approach to “monozukuri” (craftsmanship) while fulfilling the construction industry’s vital social roles — developing a safe and reliable infrastructure, protecting against natural disasters, and promoting environmental sustainability. Shimuzu is taking on the challenge of expanding new business domains from a global perspective.

“Shimizu Corporation provides highly sustainable built-environments that incorporate environmental performance, business continuity and user comfort  in order to improve the value of a facility and increase occupant satisfaction,” said Kazuyuki Inoue, Shimizu President & Representative Director. “Through the Well Living Lab Alliance, cutting-edge research of human health and well-being, it will be possible to provide even more valuable facilities and management services, that take health, as well as comfort, of its users into consideration. In collaboration with the Well Living Lab we also aim to further the innovation in WELL buildings as well.”

Shimizu has always placed top priority on the completion of high-quality projects. As they enter their third century of business, Shimizu is advancing the concept of “life cycle valuation.” Intended to create optimal solutions for customers based on the entire life cycle of a construction project — from project conception through planning, design and engineering, construction, operation, and management — Shimizu’s is uniquely situated and respected in Japan for their expertise and history for such future vision.

“This is an exciting time for the Well Living Lab we are so honored that organizations from around the world see the potential in the focus of the Lab,” says Brent Bauer, M.D., Medical Director of the Well Living Lab and Mayo Clinic’s Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program. “Collectively we will create new value to people everywhere through translating what we are learning about the impact of the indoor environment on our well-being.

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.
View a narrated tour of the Well Living Lab here.

About the Well Living Lab:
A collaboration of Delos™ and Mayo Clinic, the Well Living Lab™ is the first human-centered research facility dedicated to identifying how buildings—and everything that goes in them—impact human health and well-being. A world-class, multi-disciplinary research approach guides the work of the Well Living Lab™. The Well Living Lab™ is unique in that research is conducted on real people, in real-world settings. This is made possible by the revolutionary infrastructure of the Well Living Lab™, which features 7,500 square feet of sensor rich, reconfigurable space where researchers can monitor and test products and systems on human subjects in simulated, real-world, built environments. www.welllivinglab.com

About Shimizu:

Shimizu Corporation is rooted in its long-standing tradition how businesses can contribute to society based on a firm union between ethics and economics. Shimizu’s expertise extends across multiple lines of businesses: Construction, Architecture, Engineering and Property Services.
Media Contacts:

Francesca Ripple,
Well Living Lab™
Director of Communications
507-951-2184

Suzanne Leaf-Brock
Mayo Clinic
507-284-1114

Callie Stanton,
Delos™
646.654.3438