Fitwel Certification

Fitwel takes a holistic approach to sustainability and human health.

Fitwel is the first health certification system that centers around the optimization of the design and operations of various types of buildings, such as residential, office and commercial buildings.

This certification provides cost effective measures that ensure the health and wellbeing of the people using a building while keeping costs low and resources well distributed.

What are the benefits
of Fitwel?

The Fitwel certification guides employees, residents, investors, and other stakeholders to recognize that wellness is a priority within the design, development, and operations of their buildings and their communities.
At SUMAC we focus on supporting our clients to achieve this certification in an efficient and coordinated manner.

Health Impact Categories

Fitwel’s Seven Health Impact Categories:

Impacts Surrounding Community Health

Instills Feelings of Well-Being

Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism

Enhances Access to Healthy Foods

Increases Physical Activity

Supports Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations

Promotes Occupant Safety

Health Impact Categories

Fitwel’s Seven Health Impact Categories:

Impacts Surrounding Community Health

Instills Feelings of Well-Being

Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism

Enhances Access to Healthy Foods

Increases Physical Activity

Promotes Occupant Safety

Supports Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations

Certification Process

Register

Register a project to the Fitwel Portal

Evaluate

Choose the appropriate Fitwel pathway and associated scorecard

Benchmark

Create and archive historical snapshots of your responses to the Fitwel Strategies

Submit

Upload required documentation to show how you’re complying with the selected strategies

Review

Fitwel’s Certification Team reviews a project, and sends comments for the project team’s review and response

Certification

Fitwel’s Certification Team designates the project with a numerical score and associated Star Rating.

Fitwel Scorecard Strategies

Fitwel Star Ratings

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

90 - 104 Points
105 - 124 Points
125 - 144 Points

Fitwel: Viral Response Module

This independent module provides policy and practice certification based on the latest public health research on mitigating the spread of contagious diseases, including COVID-19.

The module is inspired and supported by notable industry leaders and academic advisors.

It is not mandatory to obtain the Fitwel Certification to implement the 5 action strands: