Fitwel Certification

Create healthier spaces, differentiate your project, and quantify your ESG goals

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What is Fitwel Certification?

Fitwel is a building certification program designed to improve the health and wellness of people in built environments. While green building programs address the health of buildings and the environment, Fitwel addresses the health of occupants and residents. When paired together, properties that are green building and Fitwel Certified are able to quantify both the “E” and “S” in ESG. 

With nearly 2,500 certified properties across the U.S. and 3,175 projects certified globally, Fitwel offers a pathway to track & demonstrate social responsibility.

Ready to enhance your building portfolio with Fitwel Certification? Reach out to schedule a free consultation with one of our Fitwel experts.

Who is Fitwel for?

Fitwel Certification helps building owners, property managers, developers, architects, designers, and urban planners showcase their commitment to fostering a healthier and more sustainable future. 

The program is meant for those who want to create and maintain healthier, more connected and sustainable environments in both new construction and existing buildings, such as offices, residential units, and community spaces. 

Fitwel Consulting Services

As a Certified Fitwel Partner, we are happy to support your project from plan review and implementation through documentation and certification!

Plan Review and Setting Objectives

Team Onboarding and Education

In-Depth Credit Knowledge

Documentation Collection

Submission and Review Support

Benefits of Fitwel Certification

For Developers, Owners, Property Managers, and Investors

  • Market Differentiation
  • Quantifiable ESG
  • Improved Tenant Satisfaction
  • Increased Property Value
  • Risk Management
  • Attracting Top Talent
  • Investment Appeal

For Occupants and Residents

  • Healthier Living
  • An Active Lifestyle
  • Social Connections
  • Sustainability
  • Peace of Mind

Fitwel Certification Process

1. Discovery Call

We review your project plans (if available) and certification goals to create a game plan that meets your timeline and criteria.

2. Kick Off

Our team will register your project to the Fitwel Certification Platform and kickstart your project.

3. Implementation

We handle everything from there - from educating your team, to ensuring credits are properly implemented and tracked.

4. Review

We submit all the necessary paperwork and certification documentation, then work with the Fitwel Certification Team on any adjustments or clarifications. The entire review process typically takes 12 weeks.

5. Certification!

Congrats – you’re ready to tell the world about how your project is leading the change toward a healthier built environment! We are here to support with getting the word out with data, sales team talking points, or creating a one-of-a-kind marketing piece.

Fitwel Project Portfolio

rendering of solis midtown project

Solis Midtown

  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Developer: Terwilliger Pappas
  • Fitwel Fact:  This property offers monthly, free fitness, & social classes to residents.
exterior view of lounge chairs beside pool at NOVEL Midtown Atlanta

NOVEL Midtown Atlanta

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Developer: Crescent Communities
  • Fitwel Fact: NOVEL Midtown has a very walkable Walk Score of 85, with a convenient on-site café & co-working space for residents
Exterior aerial view of NOVEL Edgehill during sunset

NOVEL Edgehill

  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Developer: Crescent Communities
  • Fitwel Fact: This project has several outdoor fitness amenities such as a bouldering wall and an activity lawn.
Exterior view of the front of NOVEL LoSo Station

NOVEL LoSo Station

  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Developer: Crescent Communities
  • Fitwel Fact:  Both bus and light rail stops can be found within 1/4 mile from NOVEL LoSo Station.
Exterior view of community pool between buildings at NOVEL Midtown Tampa

NOVEL Midtown Tampa

  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Developer: Crescent Communities
  • Fitwel Fact: This project has a very walkable Walk Score of 73 with both retail and grocery on-site.

FAQs and Resources

Have more questions? Our Fitwel experts are happy to help!
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There is a standard registration fee of $500 per project. Certification Fees depend on the size and type of the project. Reduced pricing is available for “Campion” partners who commit to applying Fitwel at scale across their portfolio. In addition to the fees from Fitwel, SEM has a verification fee that also may vary due to the size & type of project.

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Fitwel Certification is valid for three years. After this period, projects must be recertified to maintain their Fitwel status.

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Fitwel Certification focuses specifically on health and wellness aspects of buildings (i.e. location, active design strategies & operational items), while other rating systems, such as LEED, ENERGY STAR, and NGBS, encompass the sustainability, energy efficiency, and resource management of the building itself. Fitwel pairs well with green building certifications to create both a healthy & sustainable property.

Yes! Existing buildings can pursue Fitwel Certification by implementing strategies that improve the health and well-being of their occupants. Fitwel offers guidance for both new construction and existing buildings.

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Certification Comparison Tool

This chart provides a quick overview of multifamily & commercial green building certification features, requirements, and complementary programs.
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