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Kelowna Development Is Canada's First To Pursue Prestigious WELL Certification

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Collett Manor Working With Star-studded Organization, Delos®

KELOWNA, BC, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Collett Manor in Kelowna, BC is set to become Canada's first WELL Certified® project, paving the way for a development revolution that sees health and wellness become a primary driver of design and construction choices. The unique multi-use development project, located steps away from the Kelowna General Hospital, aims to integrate hospitality into healthcare.

"In our mission to integrate hospitality into healthcare, we discovered Delos® which pioneered the WELL Building Standard®," explains Alana Marrington, the entrepreneur behind Collett Manor. "They shared our philosophy: to introduce scientifically validated features to positively impact health, vitality and bring an overall sense of relaxation into the spaces we live, work or visit."

The facility is the result of more than a decade of passionate research and work and is slated to include commercial space and residential units. Owners may also include units in the rental pool for families in need of close access to KGH or who are visiting the city.

"Collett Manor was founded on our experiences caring for family and friends as they moved through the medical system. We focused on providing a place to stay, short term, home away from home," Marrington says of the driving force behind the project. "Thats why we designed a space that adapts to life. Homes designed to encourage positive and healing energies whether you are there for short term or permanent residences. Commercial space also benefits from the same healthy details as the residential."

Some of the features of Collett Manor, designed by GTA Architects Ltd, include:

  • Flexible wall systems transform units from one to two bedroom units
  • Warmboard radiant heating
  • An innovative flooring material that deactivates bacteria and harmful substances
  • Technologically advanced design that includes connectivity to your unit, including remote door locking/unlocking
  • Landscaping that is completely edible and nontoxic
  • Luxury design elements, including antimicrobial Corian countertops and touchless faucets

The features and design choices made by Collett Manor have made the Kelowna development a prime candidate for Delos® WELL Certification®. The WELL Building Standard sets performance requirements in seven categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind that are validated through on-site post-occupancy performance assessments. The WELL Building Standard is administered by the International WELL Building Institute and third-party certified by the Green Building Certification Institute – the same organization that provides certification for LEED®.

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