Montréal Architecture and Design Firm Earns 3-star Fitwel Office Rating

Architecture and design firm Lemay received a 3/3 score on the Fitwel scale, administered by the Center for Active Design (CFAD). Located in Montréal, Lemay states that “The Phenix” is the first project in Québec (and the second in Canada) to achieve a perfect rating.

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Fitwel is a building rating system for commercial interiors — and multi-tenant and single-tenant structures — that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings.

The rating system can also be used as a roadmap to assist the design of new project developments.

Fitwel’s building certification “rates an environment’s performance across 12 categories to support healthier workplaces and improve occupant health and productivity.”

Certifications are given 1, 2, or 3 stars based on the number of points they earn:

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Lemay integrating Fitwel’s design and operational strategies into the former warehouse-turned-office earned the firm an exceptional score of 131 points out of 144 for its office of 350 employees.

“User well-being is at the heart of Lemay’s distinctive approach to environmental design, and we’re proud to extend that to our own people,” said Louis T. Lemay, president and chief excellence facilitator. We’ve always seen the Phenix as an opportunity to inspire environmental leadership and to showcase the sustainable value we offer our clients, in each of our disciplines.”

Those disciplines include: architecture; interior design; urban planning and design; landscape architecture; sustainability; branding; graphic design; and structural engineering.