RESET® Air Certification for Perkins & Will Shanghai Office

December 25th, 2019 13:49

RESET is proud to announce the achievement of RESET Air Certification (Commercial Interior) for the Perkins & Will Shanghai Office.

Famous for their pioneering work on healthy materials and the Precautionary List, Perkins & Will also piloted the RESET Material Standard within their Shanghai Office. This emerging standard focuses on increasing demand for digital chains-of-custody of health and sustainability data, thereby increasing data transparency, accuracy and availability.

Founded in 1935, Perkins & Will is one of the world’s leading architectural design firms. It is an interdisciplinary, research-based architectural design company with an expertise in delivering sustainability, resilience, regeneration and health within large scale projects. The Shanghai office is most well known for the city’s iconic and beloved Natural History Museum.

RESET Air is the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building certification program where indoor air quality (IAQ) is monitored and measured in real-time. 

To achieve RESET Air Certification for Commercial Interiors, the Perkins & Will Shanghai Office was required to ensure that their IAQ met the RESET criteria for Basic or High Performance during a minimum of 3 consecutive months. Air quality data was collected via sensors and evaluated daily by the RESET Assessment Cloud. Air quality indicators and thresholds include: 

Additionally, temperature and relative humidity are continuously monitored, although no specific thresholds are prescribed.

The Perkins & Will Shanghai Office began its Data Audit period in July 2019 and has continuously met the RESET Air requirements. To maintain accreditation, the office will continue to monitor its air quality throughout the year. As defined within the RESET Standard, IAQ data is being reported to staff and occupants on a daily basis.


Project Info: 
Name: Perkins & Will Shanghai Office
Type: Office Interior
Location: 4&5F, Building 2, No.10, Baoqing Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Owner: Perkins & Will
Certified Area: 1000 sqm 
Certification Date: 1st October 2019
RESET Standard Applied: RESET Air Certification for Commercial Interior v2.0
RESET AP: Jack Min, PureLiving
RESET Accredited Monitor: Kaiterra Sensedge
RESET Accredited Data Provider: Qlear,

About RESET® Air
RESET Air is the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building certification program where indoor air quality is monitored and measured in real-time. Buildings and/or spaces are required to consistently maintain healthy indoor air quality at all times, as defined by the Standard. RESET Air is comprised of comprehensive standards for hardware or sensor performance, installation, maintenance and data communication. 
RESET is developed and managed by GIGA, an independent third-party organization that combines building standards development with cloud software to promote the affordability and scale of healthy buildings.

Perkins & Will - Sustainability
Designing for life.
For nearly a quarter of a century, we’ve been at the vanguard of the sustainability movement. Passionate about designing places where human life can thrive and entire ecosystems flourish, we’ve developed a reputation for challenging the status quo. For blazing trails into uncharted territory.
Today, we’re still at it. We’re redefining sustainability as one of several interconnected parts to a greater, more meaningful whole. It’s a philosophy we call Living Design. By seamlessly incorporating sustainability, resilience, regeneration, inclusion, and well-being into each of our projects, we can help sustain life on earth—today, tomorrow, and beyond.