Two certifications focus on a healthier building environment
Two certification programs respond to today’s need for healthier buildings. The WELL Building Standard (WELL) and Fitwel have both have been implemented at leading global organizations. Their common purpose is to improve the health and well-being of building occupants.
4,288 projects across 62 countries are applying WELL Building Standard. This is bringing optimal working conditions to better protect human health in over 572 million square feet of building space.
WELL has core categories that focus on occupant health and wellbeing:
- Air quality
- Water quality
Once the building is completed and occupied, an assessor evaluates it. Registrants have up to 5 years to complete the certification. To maintain the certification, WELL must be recertified every 3 years.
Over 1,000 projects in more than 40 countries have registered with Fitwel. The program’s core categories Fitwel focus on the places and functions of a building:
- Its location
- Access to it
- Outdoor spaces around it
- Entrances and ground floor
- The indoor environment
- Shared spaces
- Water supply
- Cafeterias and prepared food retail
- Vending machines and snack bars
- Emergency procedures
Fitwel Certification is valid for three years.