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Real estate giant launches global tenant health and wellness certification initiative

Tishman Speyer will use Fitwel health certification system to guide building improvements.

October 31, 2017 |

Global real estate developer Tishman Speyer says it will adopt the Center for Active Design’s (CfAD) building certification system Fitwel.

Fitwel provides design and operational strategies to improve building occupant health and productivity. Operated by CfAD, the program was created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration.

Tishman Speyer will introduce Fitwel in the U.S., China, Brazil, India, Germany and France. The company aims to complete the certification process of in most of its buildings by the end of 2019.

Fitwel provides “a clear, verifiable benchmark of how our buildings currently provide healthy work environments for the people who spend most of their days there, and a roadmap for how to make the most beneficial health-focused building improvements,” says Jonathan Flaherty, senior director of sustainability and utilities for Tishman Speyer. Over 250,000 people work in the company’s buildings around the world.

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