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Introducing Adai: A New Business Unit To Drive Implementation Of Fitwel At Scale

The Center for Active Design (CfAD) today announced the creation of Active Design Advisors, Inc., a new business unit designed to help grow and drive implementation of Fitwel®, its increasingly popular healthy building certification system. As demand for wellness real estate spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, so too did Fitwel registrations, which grew 190 percent in 2020, with Q4 registrations increasing by 644 percent over the same quarter in 2019.

CfAD President and CEO Joanna Frank said the formation of Adai will help the organization meet current and future demand and drive greater impact. "This is exactly the right moment for us to be launching Adai," she said. "Today Fitwel-certified projects improve the lives of more than a million people across the globe. But how do we get to 10 million, to 100 million? We want to invest in people and technology to meet the demands of the real estate industry for ESG-driven solutions. Not only will Adai help us grow our capacity to keep accelerating the healthy building movement, it will help us maintain the highest standards of customer service and expand our platform to ensure we truly are responding to our clients' needs."


BentallGreenOak Portfolio Scores Fitwel’s Viral Response Approval

BentallGreenOak has received Fitwel’s Viral Response Approval for 17 office buildings across the US. BGO says it is the largest commercial real estate portfolio in the country to have achieved this Viral Response Approved distinction to date. The buildings achieving the certification are in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Charlotte, Portland, Jersey City and Wellesley. BGO says these cities are among the first in the US to have commercial real estate buildings with third-party certification of their operations, policies and practices confirming their preparedness to mitigate the spread of infectious disease.


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2021-05Press Release
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2021-04Commercial Property Executive
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2021-03BentallGreenOak Awarded Record Number of Fitwel Best in Building Health Awards®, Honored With Industry Leadership Award
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2021-03JLL Income Property Trust's The Penfield Named 'Best in Building Health' by Center for Active Design
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2021-03Commercial Observer
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2021-03Press Release
Fitwel Best in Building Health Awards Celebrate the Certication's Highest Achievers, Spurring the Next Phase of the Healthy Building Movement
2020-10Press Release
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2020-10Press Release
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2020-10McKnight's Senior Living
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2020-10Facility Executive
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2020-10Epsten Group
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2020-10Crosstown Concourse Blog
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2020-10Press Release
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2020-10Press Release
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Achieves the First-Ever Fitwel Viral Response Certification With Distinction and Announces Strategic Partnership With Fitwel to Elevate Health, Wellness and Safety in Laboratory Buildings
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2020-09Workplace Insight
Center for active design launches viral response module
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2020-09Urban Land Institute
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2020-08Mondo Visione
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2020-08QuadReal Property Group
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2020-08Charlotte Business Journal
Charlotte CRE project adapts to changing needs as businesses and employees seek safer office alternatives
2020-08Press Release
M Moser Hong Kong Office Receives 3 Star Rating from Fitwel® and Other Green Building Accolades
2020-08Commercial Property Executive
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2020-08Affordable Housing Finance
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2020-08 JD Supra
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2020-08Sina Tech
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MetLife Investment Management Achieves Fitwel 1 Star Rating for Wells Fargo Center in Miami
2020-07Case Western's What Works Series
Recognizing and Incentivizing Mixed-Income Communities Designed for Health
2020-07Press Release
Lenovo DCG Taipei Design Center becomes Taiwan's first office to earn the 2 Star Fitwel Rating
Triovest Supports Fitwel Viral Response Module
2020-07Press Release
UL Announces One East Earns First 3 Star Fitwel Rating in Greater China
2020-07Press Release
BRE Global and The Center for Active Design expand partnership, introduce efficient pathway to secure dual BREEAM USA and Fitwel certifications
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