3 Reasons Why Design, Construction and Facilities Professionals Should Get to Know “Fitwel”

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Fitwel® is a new global certification standard that optimizes buildings to support health. Fitwel was developed by experts in public health, facility management, and design, and is supported by over 3,000 research studies. The standard has been promoted by the CDC and the Center for Active Design, which aspires to help design and construction professionals, building operators, and occupants of buildings to create and maintain facilities which promote health and productivity.

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Discover 3 key reasons why your team should get to know Fitwel.

1) Fitwel Certified buildings respond to the growing market demand for spaces designed to support healthier lifestyles. Approximately 49% of building owners are willing to pay more for buildings demonstrated to have a positive impact on health.

2) Responsible investing is on the rise, with today’s investors increasingly looking to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance when making investment decisions. Approximately 45% investors own impact investments or are interested.

3) Keeping it Simple: Fitwel has leveraged technology and common sense to streamline the certification process, ensuring that users have access to the information and performance data needed to certify a project and celebrate its impact. Approximately 97% report ease of use, and 84% understand how their buildings support health.

Fitwel offers strategies for developing and maintaining optimum health-promoting environments, helping companies significantly boost their ESG scores, and associated ratings including GRESB. Fitwel has a vision of impacting health within all buildings, regardless of budget, size, year built, or location. Join the charge to make a difference in the lives of more than 120 million employees and 34 million residents who live and work in the U.S. alone.

For more information about Fitwel Star Ratings, its seven Health Impact Categories, certifying an Individual Project, or the Fitwel Scorecard Worksheet, visit https://fitwel.org/

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https://fitwel.org/certification

https://fitwel.org/resources

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