Fitwel is a certification program for building owners, managers, and developers who want to improve the health of buildings for tenants and residents. Fitwel certification is complex and uses an online application to provide information about criteria and feedback on how to improve.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tasked the Center for Active Design in New York, NY with promoting and enhancing the system to the public. But the app needed work. Built in .NET, CfAD wanted to make a number of enhancements to improve the user experience and monetize the program so it could be sustainable.
Standard Beagle worked with CfAD to design a phased solution for adding ecommerce to the application. We advised CfAD on payment gateways and providers that would last over the long-term. We decided to add React.js to the .NET framework to enhance the user interface of the web application.
Over the next year and a half, we made continuous improvements to the application. We added additional user roles, multiple new screens for online registration, portfolio management, and custom ecommerce integration. Our work also included ongoing maintenance and stability improvements, as well as advanced capabilities for administrator management.
Since our work, Fitwel has expanded its reach and met many of its goals. In 2018, CfAD announced an 80% increase in certifications in just one year. In 2018 there were more than 650+ registered projects, impacting more than 570,000 people. There were over 180 projects certified or pending certification, 1,600+ global users and over 1,000 Fitwel Ambassadors, spanning 35+ countries.