TH35 - Introducing Fitwel

Thursday, November 29 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM « Back

Abstract Text:

Fitwel is a new health-focused rating system, which transforms evidence-based medical research into actionable steps that built environment professionals can utilize to generate positive health impacts across the built environment. This presentation looks at the Fitwel in detail, addressing the drivers for health, as well as specific system attributes of the system, including timeline, scope, cost, applicability, strategies, credentialing, and who is using the standard around the globe. Additionally, a case study in Boston (311 Summer Street) will illustrate the tenets of the standard, as implemented on an existing, historic facility, providing real-world time, cost, and overlaps with LEED certification. The main aim of this presentation is to make the audience aware of this system's existence, as well as to illustrate how easy and necessary it is to promote health and wellness in the built environment.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn how Fitwel is a tool for promoting health and wellness across the built environment

Participants will learn how to implement Fitwel on a project, relative to scope, time, and cost

Participants will gain insight into how LEEDv4 and Fitwel overlap and differ in terms of stringency and promotion of "active" design

Participants will learn how to become Fitwel Ambassadors and how organizations can become Fitwel Champions


GBCI Credit Hours:
1.5 GBCI
AIA Credit Hours:
1.5 LU | HSW

Education Tracks: Healthy Environments

Event Type: Workshops > Session