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Has the Pandemic Transformed the Office Forever?

We are thrilled to report that Fitwel is highlighted in the February 1st issue of The New Yorker. “Has the Pandemic Transformed the Office Forever?” is a must-read article from James Seabrook exploring the evolution of office design—and the potential long-term impacts of COVID-19.

“Some enhanced hygiene and cleaning procedures may outlive the pandemic, but they are likely to be absorbed into the voluntary rating system for “healthy buildings” administered by Fitwel, the real-estate industry’s certification board….Many COVID-related best practices have already been incorporated into Fitwel’s downloadable Viral Response Module.”


BentallGreenOak Portfolio Scores Fitwel’s Viral Response Approval

BentallGreenOak has received Fitwel’s Viral Response Approval for 17 office buildings across the US. BGO says it is the largest commercial real estate portfolio in the country to have achieved this Viral Response Approved distinction to date. The buildings achieving the certification are in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Charlotte, Portland, Jersey City and Wellesley. BGO says these cities are among the first in the US to have commercial real estate buildings with third-party certification of their operations, policies and practices confirming their preparedness to mitigate the spread of infectious disease.


Announcing the Fitwel Senior Housing Scorecard

Fitwel announced the launch of a pilot program to establish a Senior Housing scorecard for assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities, helping owners to optimize these essential properties to promote the health and wellness of residents and employees. Participation has been secured from multiple senior housing industry leaders including

Emshih DevelopmentsWillow Valley Communities, and Harrison Street, a leading investment management firm exclusively focused on alternative real assets and its associated operators of senior housing communities, including American Housing Senior Living/REDICO, Dial Senior Living, Engel Burman, Retirement Center Management (RCM), and The Springs Living.

Drawing from hundreds of academic studies as well as insights from pilot users, the Senior Housing scorecard is anticipated for public release in early 2021. Sign up here for early access to scorecard notifications and updates.

Read the full press release here

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2021-03BentallGreenOak Awarded Record Number of Fitwel Best in Building Health Awards®, Honored With Industry Leadership Award
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2021-03JLL Income Property Trust's The Penfield Named 'Best in Building Health' by Center for Active Design
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2021-03Commercial Observer
One Year Later: What Real Estate Lost and Gained During COVID-19
2021-03Press Release
Fitwel Best in Building Health Awards Celebrate the Certication's Highest Achievers, Spurring the Next Phase of the Healthy Building Movement
2020-10Press Release
QuadReal and Tower Companies Achieve Certification with the Fitwel Viral Response Module Just One Month After Public Release
2020-10Press Release
Nuveen Real Estate, TIAA Become Fitwel Champions, Commit to Healthy and Safe Office Spaces
2020-10McKnight's Senior Living
Senior living scorecard focuses operators on health, wellness strategies
2020-10Facility Executive
Senior Housing Scorecard Pilot Launched By Fitwel
2020-10Epsten Group
Epsten Group HQ Earns Fitwel 2-Star Rating
2020-10Crosstown Concourse Blog
Healthy Building, Healthy People
2020-10Press Release
Fitwel's New Senior Housing Scorecard Provides Industry Best Practices for Optimizing Resident and Employee Health
2020-10Press Release
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Achieves the First-Ever Fitwel Viral Response Certification With Distinction and Announces Strategic Partnership With Fitwel to Elevate Health, Wellness and Safety in Laboratory Buildings
The power of real estate to bring health
Health and wellbeing certifications offer people returning to the workplace peace of mind
2020-09Workplace Insight
Center for active design launches viral response module
Le nouveau siège du Groupe PERIAL : un immeuble adapté aux usages de demain et labellisé Fitwel au niveau le plus élevé, une 1ère en France
Redesigning The Office For The Next 100-Year Flu (Yes, It's Coming)
Working in Buildings With People
2020-09Urban Land Institute
Confronting COVID-19: New Modules for Healthy Building Certifications
2020-09Passenger Terminal World
Fit for Purpose (Pages 38-44)
2020-08Mondo Visione
SET wins US-based Fitwel award, first in Asia and outside North America
2020-08QuadReal Property Group
QuadReal’s Partnership with Fitwel: Collaborative partnership results in improved health and wellness
Healthy Buildings: Understanding Fitwel Certification
Canderel Is Proud to Announce That Constitution Square Has Achieved a Milestone in Its Property Management in Ontario
2020-08Charlotte Business Journal
Charlotte CRE project adapts to changing needs as businesses and employees seek safer office alternatives
2020-08Press Release
M Moser Hong Kong Office Receives 3 Star Rating from Fitwel® and Other Green Building Accolades
2020-08Commercial Property Executive
Wellness Meets History at Charlotte’s Camp North End
How Much of Their Budget Should Building Managers Allot for COVID-19 Cleaning?
2020-08Affordable Housing Finance
Home is the Foundation for the Resilient Renter
2020-08Designing Better Lives Podcast
Episode 8: Designing Better Lives through Active Design
2020-08The Construction Specifier
Inpro first Wisconsin company to achieve Fitwel certification
2020-08 JD Supra
Navigating Conflicts Between U.S. Workplace Reopening Guidelines and Building Sustainability Standards
2020-08Sina Tech
Lenovo DCG台北研发中心办公室取得台湾首张Fitwel(TM)健康建筑认证二星级证书
2020-07Cushman & Wakefield
MetLife Investment Management Achieves Fitwel 1 Star Rating for Wells Fargo Center in Miami
2020-07Case Western's What Works Series
Recognizing and Incentivizing Mixed-Income Communities Designed for Health
2020-07Press Release
Lenovo DCG Taipei Design Center becomes Taiwan's first office to earn the 2 Star Fitwel Rating
Triovest Supports Fitwel Viral Response Module
2020-07Press Release
UL Announces One East Earns First 3 Star Fitwel Rating in Greater China
2020-07Press Release
BRE Global and The Center for Active Design expand partnership, introduce efficient pathway to secure dual BREEAM USA and Fitwel certifications
2020-06Texas Real Estate Business
COVID-19 Is Drastically Altering Office Design
2020-06Westfair Communications
Suite Talk: Joanna Frank, president and CEO of the Center for Active Design
As Employees Return to the Office Communicate, But Don’t Overpromise
How Fitwel and WELL Are Responding to COVID-19
2020-05Senior Housing Business
Mental Health During COVID-19: The Invisible Threat to Seniors
2020-02ACEC Nebraska's Grand Award goes to HDR for 'striking' global headquarters
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