Entryway systems capture and diminish the amount of dirt and particulates that enter a building by occupants, contributing to improved air quality and enhanced respiratory and mental health.
- Entryway Systems refers to any combination of grills, grates, slotted systems, and/or mats located at entrances to reduce the amount of dirt, dust, pollen, and other particles entering the building.
- Entryway systems must be included at all regularly used entrances to the building from the exterior, including pedestrian entrances from parking garages.
- Retail entrances, such as entrances that lead directly into ground floor retail spaces within the building, may be excluded in the Workplace and Multifamily Residential scorecards.
- Emergency exits that are intended for egress only, and that are not used outside of emergency situations, may be excluded.
- Entrances from rooftops, gardens, patios, and terraces that are located on upper floors/levels may be excluded.
- Fitwel requires that entryway systems be placed for "10-feet or 3-meters in the direction of travel or the entire length of available floor space." If a vestibule or entrance is shorter than 10 feet or 3 meters, then the qualifying entryway system must be the maximum (entire) length of the floored area.
- Interior matting within a revolving door may qualify provided that the travel distance is a minimum of 3 meters, including strides on the interior matting within the revolving door and additional matting in the direction of travel. Matting within the revolving door alone would not qualify. Please note, any matting that is regularly exposed to the exterior must be excluded from the calculation.
- Entryway systems must be located indoors and not directly exposed to outdoor elements, such as rain, snow, dust, and debris.
- Entryway systems do not need to be mounted to the floor, provided they are durable and not easily removable.
- Anti-slip maps do not qualify as they are not intended to trap and prevent particulate matter from entering the building.
- “Available floor space” may run out if the space that runs in the direction of travel abuts the foot of a stair, an elevator, a reception desk, a wall, etc. before 10 feet.
- In order to include a qualifying system within a revolving door, the documentation must exclude all exterior/exposed carpeting/matting/grates from the calculation and include only the qualifying systems that are interior.
- Equivalent certification standards that are not listed within the strategy requirements may be accepted, provided that the documentation submitted confirms the standard achieved is as rigorous as or more stringent than Fitwel requirements.
- When using equivalent standards to confirm compliance, the documentation must include official confirmation that the corresponding score/credit was awarded. Standards checklists, submissions that are still under analysis, or certificates that do not show the specific equivalent credit may not qualify.