CoreNet Global Summit, Seattle 2017
Seattle | 5 - 7 November 2017 | Washington State Convention Center

FITWEL Launches! A New Healthy Building Certification

November 6 2017 | 11:00 - 12:00

FITWEL Launches! A New Healthy Building Certification

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the development of the Fitwel tool, why there is a need for it in the marketplace and benefits of using it.
  • Understand how the tool works, including registration, certification, the role of Ambassadors as well as ongoing research efforts.
  • Identify specific opportunities for using this tool and using is an opportunity to “blur the lines” within your organization.