Bank of America Tower The tower is the first and largest project in Texas–at 775,000 square feet–to be recognized by Fitwel.

HOUSTON—The Bank of America Tower recently received a three-star rating from Fitwel, a certification system for optimizing building design and operations to support human health and well-being. The development ranks at the top of Fitwel’s certification scale, earning three out of three stars to become the first and largest project in Texas–at 775,000 square feet–to be recognized under the latest standard, according to development and construction firm Skanska.

Moreover, it is the first project in Houston to receive any certification under Fitwel. Out of all Fitwel-certified projects, Bank of America Tower ranks among the largest that achieved a three-star Fitwel rating, second only to the Bloomberg headquarters in New York City.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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