Millennium Tower, Regency, One Legacy West Gaedeke Group Announces Entire Dallas portfolio has been Fitwel® Viral Response Approved
Dallas, Texas – Gaedeke Group is proud to announce Millennium Tower, One Legacy West, and Regency have all qualified to receive Fitwel® Viral Response Approval. With the approval of One McKinney and 17Seventeen earlier this year, these properties have now completed asset-level approval for the company’s full Dallas portfolio. Gaedeke Group received entity-level certification in 2021.
The customers' wellbeing has always been at the center of every decision Gaedeke Group makes and has resulted in the company leading the industry in innovative initiatives for over 25 years – including being one of the first US companies to achieve Fitwel® Viral Response Certification.
Fitwel®’s Viral Response Module was originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration to safeguard the health and wellness of building occupants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The module was developed with input from a diverse group of public health experts, prototyped by industry leaders, and provides turnkey policy solutions that allow companies to seamlessly adopt Fitwel®’s strategies for a multi-faceted approach to optimize health and wellness throughout individual properties.
Joanna Frank, president, and CEO of the Center for Active Design (CfAD), which operates the Fitwel standard, said, "We commend Gaedeke Group for achieving Viral Response Approval for their entire Dallas portfolio. This milestone represents how Gaedeke is continually leading by example, by implementing cutting-edge strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of its clients through the built environment.”
As of today, there are only 1,050 Viral Response Approved properties worldwide and only 58 in the state of Texas.
About Gaedeke Group
Gaedeke Group is a best-in-class, full-service owner and operator of office buildings across the U.S. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, its mission is to provide impeccable customer service and high-quality office environments by investing new capital, sound management principles, and leading-edge sustainability practices.
One of the first U.S. companies to achieve Fitwel® Viral Response certification, Gaedeke Group recently launched its WellSpace™ initiative to enhance the wellness of its customers across over 3 million square feet of Class A office properties in Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York and Washington, D.C.
About Fitwel and the Center for Active Design
Fitwel has become the leading global health certification system, seeing a dramatic uptick in use, with 80% growth in certifications annually. Generated by expert analysis of over 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 created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration. The Center for Active Design, a global not-for-profit organization, was selected as the licensed operator of Fitwel, charged with expanding Fitwel to the global market.