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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




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

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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.


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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...

GIGA and B+H Architects deepen healthy building partnership.

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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

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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...

Dark Horse, Wozhai, grabs First place at 2016 GIGA's Material Challenge - Beijing!

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Dark Horse, Wozhai, grabs First place at 2016 GIGA's Material Challenge - Beijing!


Above: Participants phots of "GIGA Material Chellenge 2016 Beijing Session"


On July 16th, GIGA Material Challenge - Beijing was successfully held at the Yang Gallery in Beijing's 798 Art District.


After 4 hours of intense competition, designers from ‘Wozhai’ won first prize and walked away with a bunch of Apple Watches. Wozhai is a young design company, but their designers should not be underestimated. Designers...

Real-Time IAQ Monitoring: Key Lessons Learned

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We had the opportunity to share our work with a select group of corporate tenants, developers, hospitality and healthcare companies in Seattle. Graciously hosted by B+H Architects’ Seattle office, Glumac Engineers and OpenSquare the event gave us an opportunity to share what we’ve learned from tracking IAQ in projects around the world. The ensuing discussion provided insights into the needs, value, and barriers to IAQ measurement and reporting for stakeholders throughout the building supply...

优办和GIGA循绿联手提升中国办公室空气质量,推出办公楼“健康空气认证”标志

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优办和GIGA循绿联手提升中国办公室空气质量,推出办公楼“健康空气认证”标志


优办网(uban.com)联合GIGA循绿推出国内首个办公楼“健康空气认证”绿色标志并正式上线。作为中国最大的互联网O2O办公租赁服务平台,此举不仅有利于提升办公人群对室内空气质量的关注,也将推动商业地产开发商在设计和建造办公楼时规范健康建筑标准,促进行业持续健康发展。


办公室空气质量真相:办公族健康备受威胁


据权威机构调查显示:平均75%的室外PM2.5会通过不同途径进入室内;在北京,室外空气1年中有1/3的时间属于重度污染;在上海,室内的PM2.5值一般是室外的60-80%,室外空气的PM2.5值超过国内标准1.5倍,超过国际标准3倍;人们大约有93%的时间在室内度过,室内空气质量对人体健康影响更为长久和显著。


办公一族每天呆在封闭办公环境中的时间往往长达10小时甚至更多,办公室时间几乎占据了办公族1/3的生命时光。再加上办公室装修产生的甲醛、二氯苯、甲苯和办公设备挥发的臭氧,以及通风带来的大量粉尘,往往让办公室成为比户外更严重的污染重灾区。尤其在每年季节转换期间,对那些长期在密封型写字楼里工作的人来说,...

GIGA Material Chellenge 2016 Shenzhen Session, GDEDA wins the Competition!

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"GIGA Material Chellenge 2016 Shenzhen Session", GDEDA wins the Competition!


Above: Participants phots of "GIGA Material Chellenge 2016 Shenzhen Session"


On the 16th of April, GIGA’s first Material Challenge in Shenzhen was successfully held at Jucheng Art Space in OCT-LOFT. 18 teams from top frims in Shenzhen, filled the Jucheng Art Space for a day of fun and friendly competition. Participant companies include SADI, Grandland Decoration, YUY&Associates, CCD, GDEDA, TERREdesign, Kenneth Ko...

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

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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...

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