A newly published directory shows that Element 4’s Georgia Elliott-Smith is the world’s leading Fitwel consultant on schemes outside the USA, with more projects having achieved or working towards certification than any other practice.
The global Fitwel project directory, published on 9th August by the Center for Active Design, shows that worldwide Perkins & Will and Gensler lead the pack, but between them have only seven projects outside the USA. Georgia is in third place globally with eight projects, all in the UK. WSP and Arup have six and four projects respectively.
80% of Fitwel-certified properties are currently in the USA, but uptake of the standard is quickly growing elsewhere.
Visit fitwel.org/project-directory to see the list in full. To view Georgia’s profile visit fitwel.org/ambassadors.
Last night, Georgia Elliott-Smith was invited to speak on the panel of the inaugral UK Fitwel Embassy event at Schroders’ new Dept.W building in Whitechapel.
A lively debate took place around practical application of the standard and lessons learned since Fitwel launched in 2017. Georgia says “The event heralds an explosion in UK Fitwel certifications with leading investors and employers recognising the incredible value of implementing wellbeing features in property design and operation.
As the UK’s leading Fitwel consultant, I am proud to promote these values and educate the industry on the powerfully positive impact the built environment can have on health and wellbeing.”