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Fitwel Viral Response Module: Now Available for Public Use


Setting industry best practices in response to COVID-19

To meet the needs of the real estate industry, the Fitwel Viral Response module introduces a unique company-wide approach to certification, with distinctive features to support our users in building health for all in the face of COVID-19. Learn more →

Industry advisors and early adopter companies include:

BentallGreenOak | Boston Properties | Brookfield Properties | DLC Europe | Harrison Street | Hudson Pacific Properties | Kilroy Realty Corporation | Nuveen Real Estate | QuadReal Property Group | The Tower Companies | Tishman Speyer | Triovest Realty Advisors | Vornado Realty Trust

Congratulations to Alexandria Real Estate Equities, QuadReal Property Group, and The Tower Companies for being the first companies to achieve Fitwel Viral Response Certification. The fact that these industry leaders have rapidly achieved Viral Response Certification reflects the ease with which companies of all sizes can apply the VR module across diverse commercial and residential portfolios.

Turnkey Policy Templates

The Viral Response module provides detailed implementation guidance and policy templates, allowing companies to readily adopt policies that meet Fitwel’s best practice standards.

Implementation Rigor

The Viral Response module establishes minimum requirements based on scientific evidence, reflecting the need for baseline strategies and a multi-faceted approach to effectively mitigate the spread of respiratory infectious diseases.

Scalable and Cost-Effective

Once Viral Response Certification is achieved at the company level, Fitwel users can apply the module at scale through an efficient and cost-effective pathway to asset-level approval.


Additional COVID-19 Resources


QuadReal and Tower Companies Achieve Viral Response Certification
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Whether you are looking to impact a single project, a portfolio of buildings, or an entire neighborhood, Fitwel offers a streamlined process and an efficient, user-friendly digital platform. Through Fitwel Certification, you'll discover how your efforts are taking occupant health to the next level.

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Fitwel Champion: Tishman Speyer

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Fitwel Champion: Vornado

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Fitwel Champions

Fitwel Champions are companies that have committed to using Fitwel at a portfolio scale. Fitwel streamlines the process for efficient application throughout a portfolio, in order to integrate health-promoting design and operations strategies across multiple projects and a range of typologies.

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Advance through Certification with a Data-Driven, Digital Portal

Certification doesn't have to be a painful process, and the Fitwel Portal makes it easy thanks to its interactive, digital interface that gives you direct access to details about project performance and health impacts.

The Fitwel Portal is an all-encompassing platform that allows you to register, benchmark, and submit a single project or an entire real estate portfolio for Fitwel certification.

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What Our Fans are Saying

Bob Simpson
Vice President of Affordable & Green Financing, Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae believes that the manner in which affordable rental housing properties are designed and maintained creates a strong platform for healthier families and their surrounding neighborhoods. Fitwel’s healthy building certification system strengthens that platform by providing multifamily property owners and developers with the tools they need to create healthier places to live for our nation’s renter population.

Vincent R. Ciruzzi
Chief Development Officer, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc

Alexandria is proud to be recognized by Fitwel for our commitment to creating dynamic and collaborative environments that promote the health and efficiency of our tenants and enable them to develop innovative solutions that advance human health. Our leadership and regional teams are very supportive and enthusiastic about utilizing the tool in our campus development and operations to advance our goal of increasing employee health and wellness.

Jonathan Flaherty
Senior Director, Sustainability & Utilities, Tishman Speyer

Fitwel is an outstanding partner for Tishman Speyer as we prioritize the health and wellness of our tenants throughout our worldwide portfolio. We will apply Fitwel not just in the United States, but introduce it to the Chinese, Indian and European markets, making it a global strategic resource and roadmap to create healthier work environments.

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