Kathy Grawe | Marketing Specialist
Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) has been Awarded the 2023 Best in Building Health awards for Highest Scoring Viral Response Module and Highest Score: Commercial Site v2.1 by Fitwel and the Center for Active Design
Fitwel recognizes honorees for being leaders in the healthy building movement.
New York City, March 23, 2023 – Today, Fitwel announced that Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) & Cushman & Wakefield as property manager have been awarded the Highest Scoring Viral Response Module, and SIG with Atlanta Property Group as owner has been awarded as the Highest Score: Commercial Site v2.1 (built). Best in Building Health honors best-in-class real estate companies and individuals who are leading the healthy building movement by example, leveraging Fitwel’s data-driven, scalable technology platform to set the bar for excellence in building health.
Created in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and operated by nonprofit research organization, Center for Active Design (CfAD), Fitwel is a people-centric healthy building certification system that sets the industry standard for evidence-based strategies to promote health and wellness through the built environment. Fitwel’s data-driven platform integrates asset and portfolio-level benchmarking, a streamlined healthy building certification process, and “S” focused ESG reporting guidance.
This year, Fitwel introduced a special recognition award featuring a company that has demonstrated its commitment to implementing practices that impact the “S” – Social – in ESG. In addition to companies, BiBH spotlights individuals from Fitwel’s global community of 3,800+ Ambassadors – made up of architects, sustainability professionals, engineers, and designers – for their efforts in high-scoring healthy building certifications, among other achievements.
“At SIG we have found our clients’ focus increase around occupant comfort and health. Utilizing Fitwel as a launching pad to improve and showcase their efforts, these spaces are optimizing wellbeing. Since 2018 we have been promoting and certifying spaces through Fitwel, and we are honored to be awarded among our client’s high achievements.” – Jenn Mahon, Director of Sustainability, Wellness (SIG)
“The past few years have been transformational, revealing unprecedented challenges and opportunities for the world, and in particular, the real estate industry and healthy building movement,” said Joanna Frank, President and CEO of CfAD. “As Sustainable Investment Group’s achievements have demonstrated, prioritizing health is no longer a reactive market trend – it’s an established business imperative that represents an opportunity for real estate to mitigate risk and maximize investment.”
Kicking off today with the announcement of Best in Building Health winners, the 2023 BiBH celebration will continue throughout the year as Fitwel continues to amplify its winners’ achievements on digital and print mediums. This year, Fitwel will launch its inaugural issue of Building Health, a print publication that will include feature stories about BiBH winners, as well as deliver meaningful industry insights and trends into the healthy building movement, analyzing its evolution and substantiating the value and impact of health-centric “S” strategies in ESG reporting.
Highest Scoring Module (tie):
Paladino & Company | The Meridian Group Portfolio, Meridian Group/Paladino & Company
SCG Building and Living Care Consulting | The Stock Exchange of Thailand
Salesforce / Brightworks | Salesforce
Cushman & Wakefield / Sustainable Investment Group | 125 Broad Street Condominiums
125 Broad Street is a 1,302,019 square foot, 43-floor skyscraper in New York City constructed in 1969. The building features a pedestrian-friendly location near transit stations, parks, and other amenities. The tower also has a dedicated quiet room, lactation room, and exercise room to support its occupants’ needs.
125 Broad Street’s workspace provides occupants access to natural daylight and views of nature with control of window shading and thermal control devices to ensure maximum comfort. 125 Broad Street is dedicated to creating an inviting sustainable space that prioritizes occupant health and safety for years to come.
Commercial Site v2.1
Built: Atlanta Property Group / Sustainable Investment Group | Palisades, Atlanta, GA
Design: StraubJunqueira (tie) | GOLGI – JUNDIAI, Jundiai, Brazil | GOLGI – DUTRA, Aruja, Brazil
The Palisades Office Park comprises four multi-tenant LEED Gold certified office buildings totaling over 630,000 SF. The buildings are ideally located in the heart of the Central Perimeter submarket in Atlanta, GA.
The facilities offer a variety of features, including apartments, restaurants, and convenience retail. Additionally, the office buildings boast a cutting-edge solar-optimizing and carbon-sinking design and expanding walkable areas.
A host of amenities also provides tenants of Palisades Office Park an unmatched experience of wellness, connection, and service: from a daylit fitness center, food trucks, and 100% onsite management to holiday gatherings, charitable service opportunities, and even organic foods grown onsite. The Palisades Office Park continues to evolve toward its future as an unmatched expression of environmental and social sustainability in Atlanta’s multi-tenant office building space.
To view the complete list of BiBH winners, visit this link
About Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
Sustainable Investment Group, LLC (SIG) is a full-service sustainable building consulting firm that provides environmentally focused solutions to design, construction, and real estate operations professionals to support a high level of performance, value, and quality in the built environment. SIG offers Energy Audits, LEED, WELL and Fitwel Building Consulting, Commissioning, ENERGY STAR verifications, GRESB consulting, and other technical services. SIG also helps grow the green building industry through education and training, having helped thousands of professionals across the U.S. prepare for their LEED and WELL AP exams.
The firm is comprised of LEED & WELL Accredited Professionals, LEED & WELL Faculty, Fitwel Ambassadors, Architects, and Professional Engineers with design, construction, commissioning, property management, & real estate backgrounds. SIG is also an ENERGY STAR Service & Product Provider (SPP), an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (Sustained Excellence), an Elite Member of ENERGY STAR Certification Nation, a USGBC LEED Proven Provider, and WELL Enterprise Provider.
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.fitwel.org