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Center for Active Design Launches Fitwel Viral Response Module

Center for Active Design Launches Fitwel Viral Response Module | Pandemic Safe Buildings |

"/PRNewswire/ -- Fitwel®, the healthy building certification system operated by The Center for Active Design (CfAD), today announced the formal launch of the Fitwel Viral Response Module"

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"The Center for Active Design (CfAD) was launched by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012, to transform New York City’s groundbreaking Active Design program into an international movement.


CfAD is the preeminent global not-for-profit organization working at the intersection of health and the built environment. We transform design and development practice to support health and ensure equitable access to vibrant public and private spaces that support optimal quality of life.


Fitwel was originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration. The CDC remains the research and evaluation partner for Fitwel. The Center for Active Design, a global not-for-profit organization, was selected as the licensed operator of Fitwel, charged with expanding Fitwel to the global market."

To my understanding, the Viral Response module reviews and certifies buildings as complying with various requirements to establish policies to cover a number of topics, including, "Enhance Indoor Environment", "Encourage Behavioral Change", and "Build Occupant Trust".  Importantly, it does not certify buildings themselves, rather like many similar certification organizations (ISO 9000, CMM), Fitwel focuses on policies, and leaves the details of those policies to the building developers, architects, managers, and other clients.

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