Builder KB Home To Offer ‘Wellness’ Software As Smart Home Race Heats Up

Builder KB Home To Offer ‘Wellness’ Software As Smart Home Race Heats Up

KB Home today said it will begin offering home buyers technology to make their households healthier. Starting this spring the Los Angeles-based homebuilder will sell an add-on, known as Darwin, to buyers in California, with plans to eventually roll it out nationally. Darwin is designed by Delos, a New York-based technology startup that has risen over $200 million to develop what it calls “wellness real estate.” The real estate is a major business sector, may it be Denver real estate or New York. Both company might have a huge prospect in all cities together.

Both KB and Delos operates in Denver as well, and they are ensuring wellness in Denver homes for sale, and many other cities. KB Home and Delos tie up is definitely looking promising.

KB and Delos' announcement follows a string of smart home integrations by major homebuilders. The deal is Delos’ first with a volume builder in the United States. In December Australia’s Simonds, which builds between 3,000 and 4,000 homes annually, piloted Darwin in the state of Victoria and now plans to incorporate the technology into every new home it builds. KB builds approximately 11,000 homes a year. And Houses for sale Denver seems like a good keyword, when we consider them.

Delos Founder and CEO Paul Scialla call Darwin a “wellness brain for the home.” The platform uses a combination of hardware and software to monitor and control air quality, water filtration and circadian lighting. Input your sleep schedule on the app and Darwin will automatically adjust your home’s lighting to mimic the rising and setting sun to help regulate your energy levels. Meanwhile, sensors measure allergens and other harmful substances in the air and kick filtration systems into overdrive if levels become too high. In the future Delos plans to integrate kitchen appliances, bathroom scales and other smart home or wearable devices.

“This is meant to take the conversation of smart home into smart-healthy,” says Scialla. “A home is not smart if it is not healthy.”

The companies declined to say exactly how much integrating Darwin will cost. In Australia, Scialla says, the technology adds around $20 to monthly payments on a $300,000 home with a 30-year mortgage. Sold individually, Darwin starts at about $3,500. For custom integrations, pricing depends on the amount of hardware needed and the quality of fixtures a homeowner chooses. Read more 

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