Signal to employees, residents, investors, and others that you prioritize wellness within the design, development, and operations of buildings and communities
Integrate the best strategies that science has to offer to optimize health within a building or community
Ensure that your company is leading the industry on the next frontier of sustainability and adhering to sustainable practices
Improve the health of your employees, visitors, or residents as well as the surrounding community
The Fitwel Certification Team uses a verified approach to evaluate each project's certification documentation. Through a double-blind process, two independent reviewers assess each project and then confirm a numerical score. Developed by public health professionals, this method ensures each review is unbiased and consistent.
We guarantee that all Champions and Ambassadors advance through the certification process in 12 weeks, with all other submitted projects undergoing the same process in 16 weeks.
During the project review process you will receive:
an initial review with comments from Fitwel
one response to the comments from the project team
a final review from Fitwel
a numerical score and Star Rating (as applicable) for the project
This certification approach applies to projects that are currently in the design stage or under construction and consists of two certification types: Design Certification (prior to occupancy) and Built Certification (post occupancy).
This certification approach applies to all occupied projects, including existing or recently completed projects, and consists of one certification type: Built Certification.
Please note: Projects registered on the Platform before June 3rd, 2019 are part of the Existing Building certification and will remain registered on the scorecard version they signed up with. Users who wish to move their project from v2 to v2.1 should contact email@example.com.
Design Certification is available to new construction and major renovation projects once the design of the project is solidified and prior to the project being occupied. Design Certification is valid for three years from the date of certification, at which time the completed project applies for a Built Certification.
Built Certification is available for existing or recently completed projects that are occupied and in use. Built Certification is valid for three years from the time of certification.
Registration provides access to the Platform's interactive scorecard, benchmarking capability, and performance data that summarizes a project's areas of strength and opportunity.
Certification fees are dependent on project size, according to the pricing bands below:
Site Scorecards (Community Site and Commercial and Industrial Site)
|Project Size (acres)||Certification Fee|
|First 20 acres||$14,000|
|21-499 acres||$14,000 + $100 per acre|
|500+ acres||contact us for pricing|
Building Scorecards (Workplace, Multifamily Residential, Retail, and Senior Housing)
|Size Range (square feet)||Fee|
|2,000,000 and beyond||contact us for pricing|
Companies looking to step up and commit to apply Fitwel at scale should contact us for a reduced rate.
Fitwel Certification is valid for three years. Building recertification can be initiated at any time following the initial certification for $500. Projects that submit for recertification within a year following the expiration of their three-year certification period are eligible for 20% off current fees. Any project that submits for recertification after one year from the expiration date is subject to current certification fees.
Your project can maintain its Fitwel status without lapse by initiating recertification at any point within three years from the initial certification award, and by submitting for recertification within one year of the expiration date. Projects that have received a Built Certification and are submitted for recertification will be reviewed under the version of the Fitwel Scorecard that was in place on the date when the project was registered for recertification. Projects that have received a Design Certification will be reviewed under the version of the Fitwel Scorecard in which the original certification was awarded, but also have the option of recertifying under the most up-to-date version
Download the Platform Guide to learn how to start your project's recertification process.