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Meridian Group Earns Nation’s Highest Rating for Fitwel Viral Response Certification


BETHESDA, MD — After taking numerous steps to provide safer, healthier spaces in its buildings, The Meridian Group announced that it has achieved the nation’s highest score to date to earn the Fitwel Viral Response module certification.

The Meridian Group earned an unprecedented rating of 99 out of 100. It’s the highest score ever earned for the Fitwel VR module certification from the Center for Active Design (CfAD).

The Meridian Group is one of the very first firms in the Washington area to achieve VR module certification for its portfolio of buildings. The third-party certification validates the policies and practices Meridian has established to promote healthy indoor environments and mitigate the spread of contagious disease across its buildings.

“Congratulations to Meridian for their impressive accomplishment in achieving the highest score to date using the Fitwel VR module,” said Joanna Frank, president and CEO of CfAD. “This milestone is a testament to Meridian’s commitment to advancing the healthy building movement and to using the best guidance that science has to offer to protect the health and well-being of its tenants and residents.”

Fitwel is a rigorous third-party healthy building certification system operated by CfAD. It was created as a joint initiative between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to set the industry standard for evidence-based strategies that promote positive health outcomes for building occupants and communities.


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