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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

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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...

IWBI, USGBC & GIGA Announce Partnership on Material Data to Help Projects and Product manufacturers

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IWBI, USGBC & GIGA Announce Partnership on Material Datato Help Projects and Product manufacturers

-- LEED Online, Arc, and WELL Online will connect to GIGA’s ORIGIN data hub


(November 21, 2017) -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and GIGA have announced a strategic partnership to usher in a new era of materials focus, enabling and supporting the further development of performance-driven,...

TUV Rheinland joins forces with GIGA to simplify and accelerate the design of sustainable buildings

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COLOGNE, Germany, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In an initiative aimed at helping designers build more sustainable buildings, the global testing and certification leader TUV Rheinland has joined forces with the international standards organization, GIGA (Global Innovations Green Algorithms).


Under the new partnership, some contents of TUV Rheinland's global Certipedia certificate database will be fed into GIGA's online material data hub, Origin, which includes certified, environment-friendly...

GIGA and Healthy Building Network partner to provide free exchange of product transparency data for Manufacturers across Origin and PORTICO platforms.

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GIGA and Healthy Building Network partner to provide free exchange of product transparency data for Manufacturers across Origin and PORTICO platforms.


Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 9, 2017 – Boston, MA – USGBC announced this week that ORIGIN, the connected material data hub developed by GIGA, will be integrated with LEED Online, Arc and WELL Workstation to facilitate the submittal of product data and help drive better collaboration between projects and product...

Architects, Designers, and Specifiers Gain Increased Access to SCS Green Products Guide through Integration with Origin and mindful Materials Product Platforms

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Architects, Designers, and Specifiers Gain Increased Access to SCS Green Products Guide

through Integration with Origin and mindful Materials Product Platforms

Certified Products Now Searchable on Expanded Online Network


Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 8, 2017 – Boston, MA – SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced automated integration of its Green Products Guide certification data into the Origin Material Data Hub and the mindful MATERIALS (mM) green building product...

HPD Collaborative and GIGA agree to provide greater exposure for HPDs published in the HPD Public Repository, through connected data exchange with origin.build.

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HPD Collaborative and GIGA agree to provide greater exposure for HPDs published in

the HPD Public Repository, through connected data exchange with origin.build.


Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 8, 2017 – Boston, MA

By enabling connected data exchange between the HPD (Health Product Declaration) Public Repository and Origin, published HPDs will be made available to users of Origin and mindful MATERIALS. Through data exchange tools, manufacturers’ HPD information and...

GIGA循绿|材料挑战赛2017北京站:圆满结束,我宅和能联手夺冠!

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上图:GIGA循绿材料挑战赛2017北京站集体照


“GIGA循绿材料挑战赛2017北京站”于9月16日在北京世图家具展厅圆满结束。活动当天来自北京的设计师们齐聚一堂,经过4个小时激烈的比赛,冠军最后由我宅与和能人居联手的设计师团队获得,赢取了空气堡智慧新风净化系统;第二名由来自北京建院装饰工程有限公司的设计师们摘得,获取了我宅精致四合院一晚体验的机会;季军由来自北京建筑设计研究院的设计师们获得,奖品为小米手环2。其他来参赛的设计师团队包括中国建筑设计研究院、HBA、太古地产、万科、in50、镜号广告等。



上图:冠军组-来自我宅与和能人居的设计师们

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上图:季军-来自北京建筑设计研究院的设计师们


“GIGA循绿材料挑战赛”由GIGA循绿主办,发起于2013年,在全国已举办13场,深受设计师和材料商欢迎。活动创办的目的是为了让设计师们亲手接触行业顶尖材料,通过尝试和试验材料,加深对材料的认知。活动不但为设计师提供了一个零距离接触行内先锋环保材料、探索材料应用潜力的平台,更是一次培养团队合作,认识更多志同道合同行的机会。本次活动得到了世图家具、...

PASSIVE HOUSE INSTITUTE US ANNOUNCES COOPERATIVE IAQ AGREEMENT WITH RESET OWNER GIGABASE, INC.

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PASSIVE HOUSE INSTITUTE US ANNOUNCES COOPERATIVE IAQ AGREEMENT WITH RESET OWNER GIGABASE, INC.


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...

GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2017: Defending Champions HPP Win Again!

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GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2017: Defending Champions HPP Win Again!


Above image:Participants from GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2017


On May 20, GIGA successfully held the Shanghai Material Challenge 2017 Session at E Peng Hui (EPH) - a Green Innovation Industrial Park, formerly a piano factory with a history of 100+ years.

16 teams from some of the top design, material and construction firms in Shanghai joined us at the EPH for a day of fun, innovative and friendly design challenges....

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.

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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




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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

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(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...

SCS Partners with GIGA to Promote Green Building Product Transparency

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All certification information in SCS Green Product Guide will be showcased on origin.build, an International Material Data Hub.


San Francisco, Calif. Feb 15, 2017

SCS Global Servicesis constantly seeking innovative ways to add value to their client offering and create ROI for sustainable product certifications. Key certifications such as Indoor Advantage Gold, FloorScore, Recycled Content, Health Product Declarations (HPD), and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are not easily searchable...

mindful MATERIALS: Curated Transparency.

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mindful MATERIALS: Curated Transparency.


As occupant health and wellness continue to propel the green building industry forward, material transparency stands front and center as the obvious elephant in the room. Delivering healthy built results depends largely on the composition of the products and materials that are specified and installed. Without comprehensive information, designers are forced to play roulette with the data gaps they are provided. These data gaps do not exist out of...

2017 Schedule of GIGA Material Challenge

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2017 Schedule of GIGA Material Challenge


GIGA Material Challenge launched in 2013 and has been held across China. The event provides hands-on opportunities for designers and specifiers to experience materials and remains exceedingly popular among design professionals and material suppliers. Winning teams are awarded incredible prizes.The 2017 GIGA Material Challenge series will focus on the hot topic of “Healthy Indoor Environment”.A Knowledge Session will provide actionable content for...

RESET™ launches in the UK

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RESET launches in the UK

GIGA and Verdextra partner to launch RESET in the UK


RESET is an affordable, scalable, technology driven building standard and certification program focused on real-time data for human health and wellbeing. It is used to assess and communicate the health performance of building interiors, both new and existing.


With people representing 90% of operational costs for most of today’s companies, creating healthy, safe and productive interiors for occupants has become a...

mindful MATERIALS to move to the Origin cloud.

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mindful MATERIALS to move to the Origin cloud.

Origin will provide the cloud infrastructure to power a freely accessible Library to feature all mindful MATERIALS manufacturer products.


December 1, 2016 – Chicago, USA


mindful MATERIALS is a free, industry initiative that empowers Manufacturers to share key green building andtransparency product achievements with the A+D community. Initially founded by HKS the program is advised by industry leading firms and professionals. Over 140 A+D and...

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

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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...

GIGA + Google + HBN team up on building material data

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GIGA + Google + HBN team up on building material data.

After years of anticipation, Google and HBN are finally releasing Portico, a powerful new tool for the healthy building industry. As part of the release, Portico is integrating with Origin, an innovative data hub of building product information developed by Shanghai-based GIGA.

There are few companies that have influenced office design as much as Google. Their approach to creating workplaces that foster innovation has been replicated the...

Co-Working is Co-Sharing Bad Air

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Co-Working is Co-Sharing Bad Air


In July of 2016 GIGA set out to find and celebrate the healthiest co-working space in Beijing and Shanghai. Air monitors were installed for a week of continuous testing throughout dozens of locations. Done with the support of PureLiving, we hoped to answer a question we’ve been asked again and again, “which co-working space has the healthiest indoor environment?” Unfortunately the results left us without much to celebrate, making this a difficult (and very...

Impaired Decision Making in Conference Rooms

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Impaired Decision Making in Conference Rooms


During the first half of 2016, Gensler embarked on a study to measure the impact of plants on indoor air quality. Led by Kyle Mertensmeyer, the study included the participation of PureLiving, Green Fortune, Qlear and GIGA. The study was part of a three year Gensler research project on indoor and outdoor air quality.

Although many of the findings are ground-breaking, producing enough graphs and statistics to fill a 100 page report that reads like a...

GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016: Defending Champions HPP Win Again!

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GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016: Defending Champions HPP WinAgain!

Above:Participants from GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016


On October22nd, GIGA successfully held the Shanghai Material Challenge 2016 Session at EPeng Hui (EPH) - a Green Innovation Industrial Park, formerly a piano factory witha history of 100+ years.

19 teamsfrom some of the top design, material and construction firms in Shanghai joinedus at the EPH for a day of fun, innovative and friendly design challenges. The...

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

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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

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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...

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