The Fitwel Certification System

Fitwel® is the World's Leading Certification System Committed to Building Health for All®


Named one of Fast Company's 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good, Fitwel is the world's leading certification system that optimizes buildings to support health. Generated by expert analysis of over 5,600 academic studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and wellbeing.

CfAD was selected by the Federal government to be the licensed operator of Fitwel in 2016, with the mandate to expand Fitwel globally. CfAD currently leads Fitwel's future development and use within the private and public sectors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remains our research and evaluation partner for Fitwel.

The Fitwel Certification System marks a new chapter in CfAD's work. By providing a standard for the building industry, Fitwel supports widespread adoption of health-promoting strategies through a user-friendly digital portal. This comes at a time when health has become increasingly important to building owners and developers, in response to growing demand from consumers. Thanks to this demand and FItwel partners’ enthusiasm and innovation, Fitwel is continuing to quickly expand, reaching an ever-growing number of individuals and communities. Since 2017, Fitwel has impacted more than 1.3 million people through 2,000+ registered projects and 680+ projects that are certified or in review.

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    Bloomberg HQ. Fitwel 3 Star Rating. New York, NY, United States. Photo courtesy of Bloomberg L.P.
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    The Pearl. 2 Star Fitwel Rating. Silver Spring, MD, United States. Photo courtesy of The Tower Companies.