Are millennials driving the construction of ‘wellness’- minded buildings?

Millennials care about health— even in their buildings. And this growing cohort of aspiring homeowners is fueling a new construction trend for “wellness” buildings, Construction Dive reports. “Wellness” buildings are not only energyefficient and environmentally sustainable, but they’re also supposed to improve human health and quality of life. Everything from natural light to air and water quality to open office layouts can be considered a part of the movement to make buildings healthier for the people who live and work in them. Offices lead the charge, where employers interested in attracting and keeping top talent will invest in wellnessrelated amenities like healthy snacks, nap pods, and better lighting. But experts say that health-conscious construction will soon bleed over into residential buildings as millennials get used to their healthy office perks and decide they want them at home, too. Robert Thorne, CEO and cofounder of The Wellness Habitat Company, imagines a near-future where advanced home technology will infuse probiotics and aromatherapy scents into household air, and lighting will automatically adjust to our circadian rhythms. But while sustainable building practices can be measured in energy savings or carbon footprint reduction, the effects of wellness-enhancing features are typically more subjective and harder to track since they deal with comfort and longterm physical health. But this statistics challenge isn’t likely to stop developers from catering to the next generation of homeowners. Do check out the full story here.

Located in Sunny Isles and developed by Gil Dezer, Porsche Design Tower is recognized for its patented ‘Dezervator,’ which privately transports owner and driver to their private sky garage. The 56-story tower is among the world’s most recognized and acclaimed luxury condominium residences.

The state-of-the-art, customizable solutions that are now installed in the Porsche Design Tower model unit include more than 20 specified wellness features, such as a circadian lighting system, probiotic diffusion, an indoor hydroponic garden, an infrared sauna, and an o-zone vegetable detox machine that infuses oxygen into vegetables allowing them to retain minerals after being washed.

Purchasers at Porsche Design Tower units will have the opportunity of augmenting the wellness component of their sky-residence through offerings by The Wellness Habitat Company.

Founded by real estate industry veterans Robert Thorne and Perla Machaen, The Wellness Habitat Company is South Florida’s first wellness real estate company specializing in developing and transforming indoor living spaces into healthy habitats.