Managed by the International WELL Building Institute, it is similar to the LEED Certification in its conception. Also of American origin, and the result of more than 7 years of study, it includes, in a holistic way, both the physical factors of the work environment and the company policies to conceive a set that ensures the well-being and health of the users. It has 10 areas:
- Air: elimination of air pollutants, prevention of pollution and purification of the air.
- Water: filtration, treatment and strategic location of water points.
- Food: establishment of healthy food options and promotion of a healthy diet.
- Light: access to natural light and improvement of the quality of artificial light.
- Movement: promotion and incorporation of activities that allow users to lead an active life.
- Thermal Comfort: adaptation of the space to maximize thermal comfort.
- Sound: adaptation of the space to maximize acoustic comfort.
- Materials: Reduce people’s exposure to the polluting components of materials.
- Mind: establishing company policies that contribute to reducing stress and improving the mental and emotional well-being of workers.
- Community: Inclusive and integrated design through social considerations, civic engagement and accessible design.
Managed by the Center for Active Design (CfAD), the FITWEL certification works on the interaction between health and building. It is a new certification that positively impacts people's health and productivity through the design of spaces and facilities. It has 3 levels of certification scored in stars and 7 categories:
- Impacts Surrounding Community Health
- Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism
- Supports Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations
- Instills Feelings of Well-Being
- Enhances Access to Healthy Foods
- Promotes Occupant Safety
- Increases Physical Activity
Indoor air quality
Advice for the definition of spaces with the correct hygrothermal conditions and limits of indoor air pollution at levels that are not harmful to the health of users.
Consultancy in the definition of materials and construction techniques to minimize air pollution with chemical agents, organic compounds and microbiological contamination.