Post COVID-19 certify your office for fitness: Fitwel

12 August 2020
Building owners and landlords can demonstrate their commitment to providing a healthy environment for their tenants and occupiers by achieving a Fitwel certification which now includes a ‘viral response’ module. And Ramboll can help you get there. 

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Steve Barlow

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Building health is a priority

As people start to return to offices, it’s important to demonstrate compliance with evidence-based, cost effective strategies that mitigate viral transmission and build trust to create healthy resilient environments for all occupants.

The emphasis is now on employers to decide if they will encourage staff to return to the office: having the ability to demonstrate to employees that the building owner has taken every measure possible to mitigate viral transmission, could play a pivotal role.

What is Fitwel? 

Fitwel is a ‘Health and Wellbeing’ focussed certification scheme which has gathered significant momentum since its launch in 2016. Fitwel was developed by experts in public health, facility management, and design, and is supported by over 5,600+ academic research studies (originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration). 

In response to COVID-19 they have launched a Viral response module, which provides third-party certification of policies and practices informed by the latest public health research on mitigating the spread of infectious diseases.

How Ramboll can get you certified

As leaders in sustainable buildings, we have a team of FITWEL ambassadors. This means we can help you through the process to attain FITWEL certification, and we can also integrate FITWEL strategies into projects. 

In June 2019, our Sustainable Buildings Market Study showed the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ trend in sustainable buildings was continuing to grow. The global spread of COVID-19 has heightened awareness of its pressing importance even further, so we can help you to act now. 

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More information about Fitwel

The demand for third-party certification is increasing in both the construction industry and the operational real estate management of existing properties, and at Ramboll we currently have more than 170 employees who are trained and licensed to certify buildings or urban developments in more than 20 different schemes globally. 

  • Fitwel is a ‘Health and Wellbeing’ focussed certification scheme created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration
  • It was developed by experts in public health, facility management, and design, and is supported by over 5,600+ academic research studies
  • Fitwel is the world's leading certification system committed to ‘building health for all’
  • Fitwel certification integrates the best strategies that science has to offer to optimise health both within a building as well as the local environment within which the building is situated

Why we think Fitwell works

  • We believe that Fitwel offers one of the most cost-effective methods of assessment.
  • It addresses all the aspects for the well-being of building users and will give you a way forward to maximise the fiscal value of your property portfolio. For example: building access, shared spaces and indoor environments. 

Why Ramboll is a good partner 

  • Ramboll employ a range of experts, who can combine health and well-being strategies with energy greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, water utilisation and solvent usage and other wider ranging sustainability topic areas.
  • Ramboll invest in our consultant’s learning of well-being assessments and now have a strong team of trained Fitwel Ambassadors, BREEAM In-Use assessors and ESOS Lead Auditors. 
  • Our consultants can help landlords, tenants and building owners to make a scientific assessment of their internal building environments through a series of quantitative and qualitative judgments.  
  • We have a team of Fitwel Ambassadors who can provide the full range of development and operational Fitwel assessments throughout not only the UK, but also across Europe and beyond.
 

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