Congratulations! RESET® Air Certifications for Embassy of Canada to Seoul, Korea

October 15th, 2020 12:00

RESET is proud to announce the achievement of RESET Air Certification for both Core & Shell (v2.0) and Commercial Interiors (v2.0) for Embassy of Canada to Seoul, Korea. This is the first RESET Air project in South Korea and the second Canadian Embassy project that has received RESET Air certification after the Canadian Embassy in China.

The Canadian Embassy in South Korea was designed by Zeidler Partnership. Its design concept shows Canada and South Korea's respect for nature: an ancient tree that symbolizes nature at the entrance for more than 500 years, and the design of the building skin echoes nature.

Photoed by K. Kwan.

The Canadian Embassy in South Korea also shows its care for people. Its buildings and indoor working spaces have deployed RESET Accredited in-duct and indoor air quality monitors according to RESET Air requirements.

Throughout the required three-month data audit phase, the project had to demonstrate the ability to maintain IAQ within the thresholds required by the RESET Air Standard. The Canadian Embassy in South Korea has been awarded with RESET Air Certification for Core & Shell (v2.0) and Commercial Interior (v2.0) on March and September 2020 respectively.

Air quality indicators and thresholds for RESET Air Core & Shell (v2.0) include:

Air quality indicators and thresholds for RESET Air Commercial Interior (v2.0) include:

The above air quality indicators and thresholds are based on industry best-practices and international standards. Targets are requisite for the projects pursuing RESET Air Certification. Additionally, temperature and relative humidity are continuously monitored, although no specific thresholds are prescribed.

After obtaining RESET Air certification, the project must maintain these thresholds in order to keep its certification status. Air quality data is collected via air quality monitors and evaluated daily by the RESET Assessment Cloud. Additionally, air data must share with project occupants to foster education and promote social equity.

Related link:
Embassy of Canada to Seoul, Korea (Core & Shell)
Embassy of Canada to Seoul, Korea (Commercial Interiors)
Canadian Embassy in China

Project Information
Name: Embassy of Canada to Seoul, Korea
Type: Office
Certified Area: 1184 sqm

Core & Shell v2.0
Certification Date: 1st March 2020
RESET AP: Sam Michael, Atmosair
Accredited Monitors: DST airsns DUCT-M
Accredited Data Provider: Qlear,

Commercial Interiors v2.0
Certification Date: 1st September 2020
RESET AP: Austin Leung, Tribute
Accredited Monitors: Kaiterra Sensedge
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.