Sunday, October 20, 2019

"The multibillion-dollar wellness real estate industry believes air purifiers, pollution sensors, and natural materials can breathe new life into high-end homes"

Curbed:

The sales pitch highlights “hospital-grade air, energizing light and pollutant-free water to protect from contaminants, free radicals and aging.” Kapoor says when all is said and done, the units, which start at $1.65 million, will benefit from a “five-figure investment” per unit in air purification systems, circadian living lighting, a Savant home audio system, and the Darwin system, a new smart-home solution that monitors environmental pollutants (roughly 1,000 will be installed in high-end homes by the end of 2019). Residents can set alerts for certain allergens and be notified when they reach a critical level indoors, which turns on the HVAC to remediate and circulate fresh air. Along with access to landscaped rooftops and a hammam spa, the features within each unit can, according to the sales material, create a home that “makes you live longer.”

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his firm, which now offers sleep-optimized luxury homes that shield residents from electric and magnetic fields and vent dangerous gases from chemicals under the sink

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the record-breaking wildfires near San Francisco last summer inspired Troon to create new smoke sensors that shut windows and recirculate filtered air inside homes.

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all the developers and experts interviewed for this story made a point to discuss how they see this technology and development approach trickling down, and all hope to develop more affordable and workforce-focused projects in the future.