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Launched in September 2020, the Fitwel Viral Response Module (VRM) has positively impacted health across more than 100 million square feet of real estate, and demand continues to grow.

We are pleased to announce that our annual update to the VRM (v2021-22) is now available for widespread use, integrating the very latest research regarding viral transmission in the built environment. This update provides clarifications and expanded pathways for achieving VRM strategies, as well as additional policy templates and protocol guides to support implementation. 

Download our latest VRM materials to learn more.

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Investor Survey Results

The Center for Active Design is proud to announce the publication of A New Investor Consensus: The Rising Demand for Healthy Buildings —the largest health and wellness study of global real estate investment managers ever conducted. Coordinated by the Center for Active Design (CfAD), BentallGreenOak (BGO) and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the study reflects the insights of a group of institutions representing aggregate assets under management (AUM) of US $5.75 trillion and real estate AUM of US $1.03 trillion.


Fitwel Champion: Vornado

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Fitwel Champions

Fitwel Champions are companies that have committed to using Fitwel at a portfolio scale. Fitwel streamlines the process for efficient application throughout a portfolio, in order to integrate health-promoting design and operations strategies across multiple projects and a range of typologies.

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Advance through Certification with a Data-Driven, Digital Portal

Certification doesn't have to be a painful process, and the Fitwel Portal makes it easy thanks to its interactive, digital interface that gives you direct access to details about project performance and health impacts.

The Fitwel Portal is an all-encompassing platform that allows you to register, benchmark, and submit a single project or an entire real estate portfolio for Fitwel certification.

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What Industry Leaders are Saying

Richard Henderson
Head of Corporate Properties, Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is committed to reducing our carbon footprint while continuing to design, build and operate spaces that add to the well-being of our employees and customers. We envision leveraging Fitwel to engage stakeholders to help drive continuous improvement, as well as raise awareness of the benefits of people-centric design and operations. Fitwel is well suited for this purpose due to its accessible language and ease of applicability over a large and diverse portfolio.

Allan Swaringen
President & CEO of JLL Income Property Trust

JLL Income Property Trust is proud to be recognized by Fitwel. It is a key indicator of our commitment to maintaining ESG principles that create tangible, long term benefits and impact and how we shape the future of real estate for a better world. We are proud to acquire core multifamily properties that not only align with our investment objectives, but our philosophy of owning properties that tenants will want to live in because they are healthy and inspiring.

Bon Ku, MD
Director, Health Design Lab, Thomas Jefferson University

COVID-19 thrust public health into the limelight, and increased awareness of how the spaces where we live, work, study, and socialize can impact our health and well-being. In a moment of pandemic crisis, health research became paramount—and the Fitwel Academic Advisory Groups rose to the challenge to craft a science-driven response using the best available data at hand. We are proud to have contributed to the pressing need to mitigate viral transmission in buildings, and we look forward to supporting the Center for Active Design's efforts to further evidence-based design now and into the future.

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