Miron Construction Co., Inc. and Oshkosh Corporation announce that Oshkosh’s new 191,000 square-foot, four-story global headquarters has achieved Fitwel® certification, the first project in Wisconsin to obtain a perfect 3-Star Fitwel Rating.
Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all. Operated by the Center for Active Design (CfAD), Fitwel’s strategies for enhancing human health and well-being in the built environment are based on the most recent scientific evidence, leveraging expert analysis of more than 5,600 peer-reviewed academic studies.
By integrating Fitwel design, construction and operational strategies into the global headquarters, Oshkosh obtained an exceptional score of 127 points out of 144 for its office that is designed for 650 employees.
“The people-first culture was placed at the heart of the distinctive approach to create a healthy, high-performing, functional environmental space that demonstrates Oshkosh’s core purpose of making a difference in people’s lives,” said Theresa Lehman, director of sustainable services for Miron Construction Co., Inc. “The 3-Star Fitwel award is a clear testament to their commitment to prioritizing employees’ health and well-being as well as overall sustainable excellence, by implementing health-conscious design, construction, and operational programs and policies.”
Oshkosh diligently measures progress against their goals over time, regularly updating stakeholders across their communities and reporting developments in key areas. For the second consecutive year, Oshkosh has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, for third consecutive year Oshkosh has been recognized as a Barron’s Top 100 Most Sustainable Company and is a 5-time honoree recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
“Not only is Oshkosh Corporation’s headquarters the highest-scoring Fitwel-certified project in Wisconsin, it is the highest-scoring certified building in the Midwest,” said Joanna Frank, President and CEO of CfAD. “This milestone clearly demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to ensure the health and wellbeing of its employees.”
Oshkosh Corporation’s purpose is simple: make a difference in people’s lives. It’s not just a mission, it’s an obligation to their stakeholders, the planet and themselves. Oshkosh continues to strengthen their focus on delivering sustainability excellence and doing their part to build a more sustainable world.
“Earning the Fitwel certification has been a priority for us at Oshkosh Corporation and truly highlights our commitment in creating an environment at our global headquarters which focuses on the wellbeing of our team members and building guests,” said Kevin Tubbs, Oshkosh Corporation Vice President and Chief Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Officer. “We are honored to be the first 3-Star recipient [in Wisconsin] of this prestigious designation and thank all of our project partners for bringing this vision to life.”
The space integrates people, technology, and place, ultimately allowing for improved collaboration, rejuvenation, focus, socialization, and learning. Unique components of the building include an innovation studio, conference center, fitness and healthy lifestyle center, recharge spaces, outdoor patios and garden spaces, walking trails, and a dining area. The facility was completed in September 2019 and was designed by Performa Inc. and built by Miron Construction Co., Inc.
For a video tour of Oshkosh’s global headquarters, click here.
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About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Frontline™, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh® Airport Products and London™. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
Miron Construction Co., Inc., one of the nation’s premier construction firms and industry leaders, provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, industrial, and general construction services nationwide. The forward-thinking, century-old private company is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, with regional offices in Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau, Wisconsin, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ranked 84th among the “Top 400 Contractors in the United States”, 96th among the “Top 100 Green Building Contractors in the United States”, and 214th among the “Top 250 Global Contractors” by Engineering News Record (ENR) (based on annual revenue), Miron is also the Official Provider of Construction Services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field. For more information, please visit www.miron-construction.com/.
About Fitwel and the Center for Active Design
Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all®. Generated by expert analysis of 5,600+ academic research studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being. Fitwel was originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration. The CDC remains the research and evaluation partner for Fitwel. The Center for Active Design, a global not-for-profit organization, was selected as the licensed operator of Fitwel, charged with expanding Fitwel to the global market. To learn more about Fitwel, please visit: www.fitwel.org.