How RESET, WELL & LEED Dovetail


Consistently striving for higher human and environmental health standards, Haworth showcases in pictures how RESET, WELL and LEED dovetail in their Shanghai Showroom.

RESET is a sensor-driven, performance based building standard and certification program. Two modules were used for the Haworth Showroom:

RESET Air tracks, analyses and communicates the healthiness of air in real-time across PM2.5, CO2, TVOC, Temperature and Humidity. When used in combination with WELL, it helps achieve Features...

Event Review: EPDs, the Next Step in Product Transparency


March 25th was an historic date for product transparency and information quality. It marked the first public session on EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) for building materials in China. The evening brought together five industry leaders to explain EPDs, why they are significant and how they are being used. Thank you to the 111 people who were part of this event as well as Haworth who generously provided the space.

Raefer Wallis, Founder of GIGA (GIGA is a building and material think...

Manufacturers are walking the Talk


LEED project certifications are important not only to designers, but to manufacturers as well. More and more manufacturers are building their own offices and headquarters to LEED specifications. Haworth and Kokuyo are two good examples.

Haworth Shanghai Organic Showroom

Located in Eco City on Shanghai's West Nanjing Road, Haworth's Organic Workspace is certified LEED gold. Haworth picked building materials with their environmental performance in mind: low VOC content, recyclable, and from...

LEED Adapting to Me

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Actually, LEED is adapting to the world, but how does this affect us Internationally?

Around the world, much of the grief about LEED is that it is so American centric. This makes sense for an American organization, but the reality is that in the near future non-US projects will likely surpass US ones. According to the USGBC, about 40% of newly registered are already non-US.

In response to this, LEED is finally providing new guidelines for international projects. The integration of International...

China Green Building Trends


China’s green building future just got a huge boost. On April 27th, 2012 the Chinese Government released a report that will revolutionize green building both in China and across the globe. By 2020, 30% of all new construction (and 100% of all government buildings) built in China must meet or exceed green building standards.

By 2020, China will be home to more green buildings than the combined total of all current global green buildings. With this unparalleled experience, China will be both a...

Reclaiming History


What materials can help you earn Green Building Certification points? Today most designers know a handful of keywords that can contribute to certification: recycled content, local, energy efficient, sustainably harvested, and waste materials.

Reclaimed Wood has enjoyed the limelight thanks to the likes of LEED, 3-Star, BEAM, and a host of other building certification systems. When we built our first projects in Shanghai, Reclaimed Wood was easy to find. Ten years ago, with green building in...

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