On Friday 17th July, McCann and Partners’ Michael Davey (Associate Director) successfully passed the FITWEL Ambassador exam.
FITWEL is a building certification scheme (created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and General Services Administration) that supports healthier workplace environments to help improve occupant health and productivity.
FITWEL is one the world’s leading certification systems committed to building health for all.
The standard is organised into and assessed over twelve major ‘categories’ of wellness (location, building access, outdoor spaces, entrances and ground floor, stairs, indoor environment, workspaces, shared spaces, water supply, prepared food areas, vending machines and snack bars, and emergency preparedness).
Designed for commercial interiors, and multi-tenant and single tenant buildings, FITWEL is a system that addresses built environments of every type (offices, schools, health clinics, and residential facilities).
The FITWEL Standard has seven health impact categories as follows:
• Impacts community health;
• Reduces morbidity and absenteeism;
• Supports social equity for vulnerable populations;
• Instils feelings of wellbeing;
• Provides healthy food options;
• Promotes occupant safety;
• Increases physical activity.
Since its launch in 2017, FITWEL has impacted over 1,000,000 people, through over 1,400 registered projects, and through over 430 certified project or projects pending certification.
We are delighted to have an experienced and qualified FITWEL Ambassador on the team who can provide this service for our clients, and to have added another string to our sustainability bow alongside BREEAM, HQM and WELL.