Official Launch of RESET™ Air Standard v2.0


Official Launch of RESET Air Standard v2.0

As we say farewell to 2017 and usher in the New Year, RESET Air too has cause for celebration.

Since its inception, RESET Air has benefitted from our esteemed RESET Fellows, Accredited Professionals (AP) and expert community who have worked diligently on the very first RESET Air projects around the world. With each project, the RESET Air Standard has benefited from collective knowledge and a unified effort to uphold RESET's core intentions:

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RESET and Fitwel Align to Promote Optimal Indoor Air Quality Across Buildings Globally


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New York/Shanghai - Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - The Center for Active Design (CfAD) and GIGA循绿 have today announced an alignment between the RESET Standard and the Fitwel Certification System. Under this alignment, projects using the RESET Air certification can also receive credit towards Fitwel certification, expanding both systems’ impact in communities around the world. Fitwel is the leading global health certification, providing over 55 cost-effective and...

Healthy Materials & Healthy Air Come Together with LBC and RESET


Healthy Materials & Healthy Air Come Together with LBC and RESET

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) and RESET are pleased to announce a new, mutually-beneficial alignment that allows LBC project teams to use RESET Air continuous monitoring and RESET project teams to use Declare labels to meet program requirements.

“The simplicity of this alignment is going to help project teams accomplish two major goals; healthy air and healthy materials and it’s going to do so without cumbersome tasks or...




The shared mission will ensure the health and well-being of building occupants who reside or work in PHIUS+ and RESET Certified buildings

Chicago, IL — June 7, 2017 — PHIUS announced a new joint cooperative relationship with GIGABASE (GIGA), developers of the Origin hub for building product data and of the RESET Standard.

The agreement will encourage teams pursuing PHIUS+ Certification to use RESET...

This Earth Day, naked Hub partners with RESET to raise health and wellbeing standards for coworking spaces in Asia continuing naked’s commitment to sustainability and the environment.


This Earth Day, naked Hub partners with RESET to raise health and wellbeing standards for coworking spaces in Asia continuing naked’s commitment to sustainability and the environment.

naked Hub, the largest network of premium co-working space in Asia, is partnering with RESET to research and integrate new health & wellness concepts within co-working. RESET is an international building standard and certification program for healthy buildings, measured in real-time.

"Health, wellness and...

IWBI To Lead Consortium Developing Global Set of Standards for Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Quality Monitoring Systems and Sensors

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IWBI To Lead Consortium Developing Global Set of Standards for Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Quality Monitoring Systems and Sensors

Industry Leaders RESET, BRE and GBCA will collaborate with IWBI on Guideline Development

March 07, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK - The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), along with RESET, the Building research Establishment (BRE) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announced a joint agreement to work together to...

WELL and RESET to Align Building Standards


(NEW YORK & SHANGHAI – March 3rd, 2017) -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and GIGA, an independent third-party company specializing in the development of building standards and cloud-based assessment tools, announced today that the two organizations will form a strategic partnership to align applicable areas of IWBI’s WELL Building Standard (WELL) and GIGA’s RESET Standard. This partnership will also include the integration of RESET’s data collection and assessment...

Zhuzong Vanke Plaza World's First Shopping Mall to Undertake RESET Certification for Air Quality


Zhuzong Vanke Plaza World's First Shopping Mall to Undertake RESET Certification for Air Quality

Over the past fifteen years retail has moved online, leaving shopping malls to rethink their future. The most forward thinking of these have reinvented themselves as lifestyle centres, aiming to offer experiences that online shopping can't match. From children discovery centres to wellness retreats and from social street-style cafes and restaurants to brand experience centres, shopping malls are...

B+H Architects first to go live globally as per RESET™ Standard


B+H Architects goes live on global health monitoring of offices as per RESET Standard

Over the past several months, B+H Architects (B+H) has deployed RESET accredited indoor environment quality monitors across its global offices, including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Dubai. All monitors, including their specifications, calibration, locations and data reporting methods, are compliant with the RESET Standard (Commercial Interiors) for...

Tishman Speyer first RESET Air Certification for Core & Shell


Tishman Speyer first to undergo RESET Air Certification for Core & Shell

The Springs - Tishman Speyer's iconic Grade-A office campus in north Shanghai - is now home to the world’s first building to be certified under the RESET Air Standard for Core & Shell.

Launched in 2013, RESET is a building standard and certification program that focuses on the health of people and their environment. It is the world’s first standard to be sensor-based, tracking performance and generating healthy...

GIGA and B+H Architects deepen healthy building partnership.


GIGA and B+H Architects deepen healthy building partnership.

With a major shift moving towards office health and sustainable practices, GIGA, an international organization that assesses the health performance of buildings in real time, is pleased to announce an extended partnership with B+H Architects (B+H). The partnership will support the firm’s continued focus on creating healthy spaces across its global studios in the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

As a part of the extended...

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...


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UBAN and GIGA collaborate to raise the air quality of offices in China

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China’s largest search engine for office space and China’s largest source of data on commercial indoor air quality - UBAN and GIGA - are collaborating to help tenants find and create healthy offices in China - starting with clean air.

UBAN is adopting GIGA’s RESET Certification standard in order to help compare the health performance of buildings across China. “Many property owners are starting to report the air quality of their buildings in real-time,” says Gavin Lu, CEO of UBAN. “However, it...

Offering longer life to employees


Our health analytics for 2015 are out and the results are nothing short of staggering. They will forever change where you choose to work.

The largest health gains are with the likes of Lendlease, Tishman Speyer, Haworth, Glumac and Perkins + Will - having been some of the first to implement healthy building standards and track results. In 2015, staff working within these offices have gained an average of 6.3, 5.3, 4.9, 4.2 and 3.5 days of life respectively.

These numbers are even more...

Glumac Airship Takes Off


Sitting atop the old Rockerfeller compound in downtown Shanghai is one of the city's most progressive office spaces. It is also one of the healthiest. Step inside for fifteen minutes and you won't want to leave.

The office is home to Glumac, the well-known MEP engineers originally from the US. It is a showcase of their capabilities as well as their commitment to improving the built environment.

Once it is fully operational the project will be the first net-zero water and net-zero energy office...

RESET™ Certification at the Rolex Tennis Masters


As RESET for Projects continues to grow, requests for certification have emerged from atypical areas, the most recent of which are professional sporting events.

The news of athletes refusing to compete in China due to air quality issues is not new. However, judging by the sudden interest from sporting events, there seems to an ever increasing number of boycotts, especially in the wake of the recurring Beijing and Shanghai Airpocalypses.

Athletes need clean air in order to perform at the best of...

Lend Lease Rolls Back CO2 to Pre-climate Change Levels.

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For over 650,000 years, atmospheric CO2 has never risen beyond 300ppm. Yet, in a short 65 years global levels have escalated to a frightening 400ppm and catalyzed climate change. These levels continue to rise rapidly everywhere… except inside Lend Lease's Shanghai Headquarters. There, morning CO2 levels typically hover around 280 ppm: levels unseen for over 150 years.

As a pilot project undergoing RESET certification, the office began tracking indoor air quality (IAQ) across 5 health...


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TED invited us to introduce GIGA's vision, tools and progress made towards regenerative design, all within 4 minutes. In 3:45, GIGA Founder, Raefer Wallis, delivers GIGA's visionary approach to green design and introduces GIGA's Architectural Genome Project which aims to collectively and incrementally move towards regenerative. Watch to be inspired and become of the movement.

If you're interested to hear more, leave comments. Videos with the most traction will be invited to present a full 20...

Daily Definition: Air Pollution Index (API) 空气污染指数


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Air Pollution Index (API) 空气污染指数

API (Air Pollution Index) describes the level of air pollution. It is typically used to measure ambient city air quality. The API calculation process considers the pollutant levels of SO2, NO2, PM10,...

GIGA Ranking Criteria V2.1


Incremental improvement is a value we both believe in and practice. Since our launch in 2008, our RESET Ranking Criteria have been publicly published and open for community comment and feedback. In 2008 our V1.0 Criteria included 13 RESET Criteria. In 2010, our V2.0 Criterial expanded to include 53 RESET Criteria. Today, we are excited to release our V2.1 Criteria which has improved upon previous explanations and has eliminated V2.0 criteria which are not achievable today. All changes have...

LP Magazine highlights the first RESET awarded project


RESET (Regenerative Environmental Economic and Social Targets) is the goal and mission of GIGA. Zhang Jia Gang's Riverhouse, the first awarded RESET project, was recently featured by LP Magazine (Luxury Properties).
The issue of sustainability has gained popularity within the luxury market and LP Magazine now features a special column to highlight "Responsible Building". LP interviewed Ronald Lu & Partners, GreenRoof Asia, and A00 Architecture, three of Asia's leading green design...

GIGA @ Education


Education is a cornerstone of GIGA - our approach depends on analyzing and learning from cycles of information. The beauty about education is that it never stops. We first educate ourselves, then we pass this along to university students and the masses. Our education outreach has been in place since GIGA was founded in 2008, lecturing at events and to design students at Tongji University, Raffles Design Institute, and Hong Kong University. These pieces and individual lectures are now...

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