Fitwel and Tishman Speyer recently announced that Rockefeller Center, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, has received the prestigious Fitwel Healthy Building Certification. This achievement underscores owner Tishman Speyer and Rockefeller Center’s commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of its customers, visitors and surrounding community.
Originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Fitwel is the leading healthy building certification used by top real estate companies across the globe to ensure their assets are designed and operated to positively impact the health, productivity, and satisfaction of residents, employees, and tenants. The Fitwel Standard translates the global public health evidence base into practical, implementable design and operational strategies and guidelines to be used at the building level, community level and at scale.
We are honored to have been awarded the Fitwel Healthy Building Certification. Fitwel’s commitment to encouraging health and productivity through the design and operation of buildings goes hand in hand with Tishman Speyer’s desire to create beautiful spaces that foster a sense of community and well-being for our customers and their employees.EB Kelly, head of Rockefeller Center, and senior managing director at Tishman Speyer
The Fitwel Certification process involves a comprehensive assessment that evaluates a building’s design and operational strategies across a range of health-focused criteria. Rockefeller Center, a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres, successfully implemented various measures including indoor air quality (IAQ), outdoor spaces such as parks and gardens, walkability, bikeability, access to healthy food options, and community engagement. These initiatives contribute to creating a healthier and more productive environment for all.
Tishman Speyer, one of the founding members of Fitwel’s Leadership Advisory board and the first company to commit to using Fitwel across their global portfolio of assets, is a pioneering industry leader when it comes to prioritizing people-centric places. We are delighted to announce that Rockefeller Center has achieved Fitwel Certification, and we are proud to have our own offices there as well.Joanna Frank, CEO of the Center for Active Design, the operator of Fitwel
To date, Tishman Speyer has certified a total of 25 buildings and was one of the first Fitwel partners to develop and pilot what is now the Commercial & Industrial Scorecard used for the Rockefeller Center Certification. This further reinforces Rockefeller Center’s role as a global model for the integration of wellness, sustainability, and historic preservation. Its iconic architecture and vibrant public spaces harmoniously merge with cutting-edge practices to foster occupant health, community engagement and overall well-being. Tishman Speyer’s sustainability team will also support customers looking to certify their own interior space through Fitwel by assisting with the application and process.
Rockefeller Center invites the public to experience the positive impact of this certification firsthand. Visitors can enjoy the enhanced indoor and outdoor environment, improved amenities, and well-being initiatives that make Rockefeller Center a standout destination for both work and leisure.
Find out more about Fitwel Healthy Building Certification for added value, risk mitigation and ESG reporting at Fitwel.