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Healthy building certification system Fitwel® unveiled its 2022 Best in Building Health (BiBH) Awards, recognizing best-in-class innovations promoting occupant health and wellness through the built environment. Honorees include Peloton, QuadReal Property Group, Harrison Street, and Fidelity.
2022 Fitwel Impact Award Honoree Peloton enhanced their commitment to employee wellbeing through renovations to their NYC headquarters. Forgoing the office cubicle, they designed collaborative workspaces indoors and outdoors, barista bars and kitchens on every floor, and an employee gym.
Ultimately, they’re aiming to create work experiences for employees that are productive, positive, and additive to their daily life. “Since updating our offices, we’ve seen a consistent uptick in people coming into the offices – up from 5-10 to roughly 150-200 people daily,” says Peloton Director of Workplace Operations, Danny Santiago.
Fitwel, created in partnership with the CDC, is the leading certification system committed to building health for all. Its BiBH awards recognize projects worldwide, from Kyoto, Japan, and Taoyuan, Taiwan to Moscow, Russia, and Tel Aviv, Israel.
According to Joanna Frank, President and CEO of CfAD, “The 2022 award winners demonstrate not only an increased demand for Fitwel and healthy building certification, but significantly, an increased emphasis around the globe on prioritizing occupants’ health and wellness.”
Notable awards and honorees include:

  • Fitwel Impact Award: Peloton HQ NYC
  • Fitwel Excellence Award: Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Fitwel Greatest Impact on Building Health: Highest Acreage: Fidelity Investments
  • Industry Thought Leadership: QuadReal Property Group
  • Social Equity Leadership: Harrison Street

Winners will be honored at a virtual event on March 24, featuring keynote speakers from winning companies focused on the increasing role of health and wellness in real estate investment, design, and operations. You can register to attend here.
The full list of BiBH award winners can be found here.
Joanna Frank / New York City
Joanna Frank is the Founding President & CEO of the Center for Active Design (CfAD), where she advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. CfAD is the operator of Fitwel, a unique certification system originally developed by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Fitwel has translated the global public health evidence base into practical design and operational strategies for buildings and communities to optimize health. Prior to launching CfAD in 2013, Ms. Frank worked for the City of New York during the Bloomberg Administration, where her positions included Director of Active Design and Director of the NYC FRESH program. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Affordable/Workforce Housing Council and the National Council of State Housing Agencies’ Advisory Group on Financing Healthier Affordable Housing, as well as an active partner in ULI’s Building Healthy Places initiative. Ms. Frank was named in the 2021 Commercial Observer Power 100 which recognizes the 100 most influential real estate professionals in the United States.
About Fitwel 
Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all. Generated by expert analysis of 5,600+ academic research studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being. 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 (CfAD), a global not-for-profit organization, maintains the Fitwel standard and conducts objective third-party assessments that lead to certified projects. CfAD’s new business unit, Adai (pronounced “a-DAY”), is charged with expanding Fitwel to the global market, administering the program while providing best-in-class customer service and technical support. To learn more about Fitwel, please visit: www.twel.org.


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