Fitwel was created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) together with the General Services Administration (GSA). The Center for Active Design (CfAD), an international non-profit, is the independent operator and third-party certifier of Fitwel. CfAD continues to work with the GSA and the CDC, incorporating new research findings as the science evolves and as Fitwel expands into all sectors.Learn More about Fitwel
Champions are companies who commit to applying Fitwel to the entirety or a portion of their portfolio. Champions are industry leaders, committed to advancing the building industry to support and promote health.Become a Champion
Ambassadors are individuals who are leaders and active participants in Fitwel’s healthy building movement. After taking the online-training, Ambassadors become well-versed on the connection between design and health and have a clear understanding on how to integrate Fitwel’s strategies within buildings.Become an Ambassador
There is significant and growing interest in real estate that responds to health factors. Companies that use Fitwel respond to the growing market demand for spaces designed to support healthier lifestyles.
Companies Practice Social Responsibility Reporting
Investors Own Impact Investments or are Interested
Fitwel offers strategies for developing and maintaining optimum health-promoting environments, helping companies significantly boost their ESG scores. The Center for Active Design recently partnered with the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), based largely on Fitwel’s ability to help companies advance their ESG performance.
Fitwel has a vision of impacting individual health within all buildings, regardless of budget, size, year built, or location.
Report ease of use
Understand how their buildings support health
Fitwel was tested by facility managers across the country on 89 existing buildings to ensure the system is practical and widely applicable. The Fitwel Portal includes all information necessary for completing the certification including comprehensive details about the public health rationale, impact, and the evidence.
Research Studies Reviewed
Years of Expert Input
Each strategy is linked by scientific evidence to at least one of seven Health Impact Categories. Fitwel was also pilot tested nationally by GSA prior to its beta launch in 2017.
- Bob Simpson, Vice President of Affordable & Green Financing
Fannie Mae believes that the manner in which affordable rental housing properties are designed and maintained creates a strong platform for healthier families and their surrounding neighborhoods. Fitwel’s healthy building certification system strengthens that platform by providing multifamily property owners and developers with the tools they need to create healthier places to live for our nation’s renter population.
- Vincent R. Ciruzzi, chief development officer, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Alexandria is proud to be recognized by Fitwel for our commitment to creating dynamic and collaborative environments that promote the health and efficiency of our tenants and enable them to develop innovative solutions that advance human health. Our leadership and regional teams are very supportive and enthusiastic about utilizing the tool in our campus development and operations to advance our goal of increasing employee health and wellness.
- Jonathan Flaherty, Senior Director, Sustainability & Utilities
Fitwel is an outstanding partner for Tishman Speyer as we prioritize the health and wellness of our tenants throughout our worldwide portfolio. We will apply Fitwel not just in the United States, but introduce it to the Chinese, Indian and European markets, making it a global strategic resource and roadmap to create healthier work environments.