Fitwel Certification

What is Fitwel Certification?

Fitwel is the world’s first health certification system to optimize the design and operations of residential buildings, offices, and commercial projects with a focus on the health and well-being of its occupants.

Created by the Center for Active Design, a leading nonprofit organization that uses design to foster healthy and engaged communities.

The Fitwel Scorecard includes 55+ evidence-based design and operational strategies that enhance buildings by addressing a broad range of health behaviors and risks. Each strategy is associated with unique point allocations, based on the strength of associated evidence and the demonstrated impact on occupant health. This means that strategies with stronger, multi-faceted impacts receive more points.

What are the Fitwel certification levels?

SUMAC can help you obtain any of the three levels of Fitwel certification:

Certificación Fitwel 2 estrellas

90-104 Points

Certificación Fitwel 1 estrella

105-124 Points

Certificación Fitwel 3 estrellas

125-144 Points

Fitwel strategies

Fitwel’s Seven Health Impact Categories:

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Impacts Surrounding Community Health

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Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism

Requerimiento igualdad Certificación Fitwel

Supports Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations

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Instills Feelings of Well-Being

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Enhances Access to Healthy Foods

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Promotes Occupant Safety

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Increases Physical Activity

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What are the criteria listed in the Fitwel checklist?

  • Location
  • Building Access
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Entrance and first floor
  • Stairs
  • Indoor environments
  • Workspaces / housing / commerce
  • Shared spaces
  • Water supply
  • Prepared food services
  • Vending machines and snack bar
  • Emergency procedure

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