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Data is the lifeblood of a facility. Data is how facility managers justify investments. It’s how they compare themselves against similar facilities to understand how well they’re performing. And data shows how well (or poorly) facility strategies are working.
For these reasons, a recent announcement by Fitwel is kind of a big deal. The organization recently launched a “relational data tool” that will allow users to compare their facilities against other similar facilities on health and wellness criteria.
According to the press release announcing the launch of the new tool, “The platform's data highlights how leading real estate industry companies stack up against each other and creates a higher standard for healthy buildings. While similar ranking systems exist for Environmental metrics, Fitwel's relational data is the first of its kind to begin to track the Social pillar of ESG for the real estate industry.”
Fitwel says the side-by-side data comparison will help differentiate top-of-class properties and facilities in terms of health and wellness. As health and wellness strategies are increasingly being demanded by occupants, this can create an advantage for facility managers in terms of making a facility more valuable to potential tenants or an organization more attractive to top talent.
The tool will also help facility managers measure the effectiveness of Fitwell strategies specifically, but also health and wellness strategies generally.
Greg Zimmerman is senior contributing editor for FacilitiesNet.com and Building Operating Management magazine.
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