The project boundary delineates areas where strategies may apply, and where they may not.
When certifying with a site, the project boundary may include owner controlled areas only, or may be expanded to encompass areas outside of owner control. While a project boundary may be expanded to encompass beneficial amenities or community assets farther away, the expansion will simultaneously require a greater degree of connectivity and maximum allowable distances. Submitters should be strategic about ensuring that the project boundary does not grow so large that it puts select strategies out of reach.
When certifying a building or space within a building, the project boundary must be within the building footprint. Depending on the building scorecard, the project boundary may include leased/rented spaces (retail, residential or commercial) and/or areas under the control of the building owner or manager.
Buildings Within Site Certification
Fitwel developed site scorecards to respond to the growing demand to recognize health-promoting achievements among larger-scale developments, and to respond to the growing body of scientific evidence showing the design and operations at the site scale have a measurable impact on all aspects of health — for both the occupants of the property, and the surrounding community.