Fitwel 2.1 Adds New Construction Pathway
The latest iteration of Fitwel, version 2.1, expands the focus of the certification to include new construction projects. Formerly, the standard applied only to existing buildings. Project teams pursuing this new pre-occupancy Design Certification must also follow up with post-occupancy Built Certification.
This change positions Fitwel to compete more directly with the WELL Building Standard, which also covers both new construction and building operation phases.
With version 2.1, Fitwel also significantly updates its workplace and multifamily standards, revising and adding several requirements. For example, the workplace standard introduces regular indoor air quality testing and water quality testing. Other changes include the launch of the Fitwel Communities pilot and the addition of a retail standard.
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Published July 8, 2019