On Tuesday, October 11, the AIA|DC Design + Well-being Committee hosted a panel discussion featuring Fitwel (facility innovations toward wellness environment leadership). The theme of the night was the health of our buildings, one of the biggest topics in our industry today. Fitwel is a building certification program that takes a deeper dive into the design, methodology, and certification standards that are becoming increasingly more important as the workplace shifts towards enhancing the human experience.
A collaboration between the Center for Active Design, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and GSA, Fitwel aims to be the right choice for your people and your bottom line by positively impacting employee productivity and health through targeted improvements in the built environment. The system has been in development for over five years, and encourages over 60 strategies that range from an openly-visible stair to the policies surrounding healthy food purchasing programs.