As Fitwel Certifications surge with an 80% increase in total certification projects between 2017 and 2018, we are excited to announce Healthy Buildings is now a Fitwel Champion. Over the past year, our team has seen an increased desire from our clients for Fitwel education and Fitwel projects, many of which are for other Fitwel Champion owners. As a result of this, and our commitment to creating healthier buildings, we decided to join the ambitious Champion program.
What is a Fitwel Champion?
Fitwel Champions are companies that have committed to using Fitwel at a portfolio scale, applying the certification to six or more projects within a 12-month period. As a vendor, we are able to recognize our Fitwel experience and commitment, and use our allocated certifications for our clients’ projects. See a list of all the current Champions.
Why choose Fitwel?
Generated by expert analysis of over 3,000 academic research studies, Fitwel is an evidence-based design standard created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The standard enables positive impacts on employee and resident health through improvements to design and operations within buildings. Both Fitwel and WELL Building Standard promote health in buildings, however, the two have their differences. Overall, Fitwel has a lower barrier of entry, is easier to use with defined prescriptive health and wellness strategies, and less expensive; whereas WELL follows a more rigorous process similar to the LEED Certification with more comprehensive prerequisites and performance-based requirements. Interested in WELL? Read more here.
How can we help?
Making buildings healthier and more valuable is what we do. For businesses that want to certify their building or portfolio with Fitwel, we provide a unique package offering Fitwel consulting and project management with Indoor Environmental Quality performance testing. This is a great combination for businesses that want to achieve recognition for best practices and measure performance in their space. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a proposal or education session.
We predict that the surge in Fitwel Certifications and overall interest in healthier building environments will continue to increase over the next years. We are excited to be an early adopter of the Fitwel Champion program and are eager to see what’s in store with the new version of Fitwel (Fitwel v2.1) launching this month.