FITWEL Launches! A New Healthy Building Certification

FITWEL Launches! A New Healthy Building Certification


November 2017

Fitwel is a certification that evaluates how workplaces can be leveraged through both design and organizational policy to support human health. The Fitwel tool impacts a broad definition of health that includes seven different health categories. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) led the development of Fitwel, garnering insights from various regions and experts. It has been five years in the making, incorporating more than 3,000 research studies that were evaluated and built into the certification. During this session you will learn why this tool was developed and gain insights about the 89 federal building pilot projects that were used to shape the tool development. You’ll get a snapshot of the Fitwel tool itself, and see how different organizations are already using it to make real estate decisions that positively impact the human health of occupants.

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