RESET sets standards and tools for healthy and sustainable built environments. It focuses on data quality and transparency and promotes continuous monitoring of indoor environmental parameters such as air quality, water use, energy consumption and waste generation. RESET certification is a way to demonstrate the performance and impact of your building or interior space on occupant health and well-being.
This blog post will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about RESET certification for commercial buildings. We hope this will help you understand what RESET is, how it works, and why it matters.
RESET certification is a third-party verification of a building or interior space’s indoor environmental quality (IEQ) performance. It is based on the RESET standards, which define the requirements for data collection, data quality, data reporting and data platform. RESET certification can be achieved for different aspects of IEQ, such as air quality, water use, energy consumption and waste generation.
RESET certification can help you:
– Improve occupant health, productivity and satisfaction by providing real-time feedback on IEQ conditions.
– Enhance your brand reputation and market differentiation by showcasing your commitment to health and sustainability.
– Reduce operational costs and environmental impact by optimizing your building systems and operations based on data-driven insights.
– Comply with green building codes and regulations by meeting or exceeding the IEQ performance targets set by RESET.
– Access global markets and opportunities by joining a network of leading projects and professionals in healthy buildings.
To get RESET certified, you need to follow these steps:
1. Choose which aspect of IEQ you want to certify (air quality, water use, energy consumption or waste generation).
2. Select an accredited monitor and data provider that meets the RESET data collection and reporting requirements.
3. Install the monitors in your building or interior space according to the RESET deployment guidelines.
4. Connect the monitors to the RESET cloud platform via an API or a gateway device.
5. Pass three consecutive months of assessment by meeting or exceeding the IEQ performance targets set by RESET. You will have to restart the test if you fail during one of the three months.
6. Apply for certification through the RESET website and pay the certification fee.
7. Receive your certificate and display it on your project website, social media or physical location.
The cost of RESET certification depends on several factors, such as:
– The size and scope of your project (number of monitors, zones, and parameters).
– The type and quality of monitors and data providers you choose.
– The level of performance you achieve (acceptable or high-performance).
– The duration of your certification (annual or multi-year).
Depending on these factors, the certification fee ranges from $500 to $5000 per year per project. You can use the RESET fee calculator to estimate the cost of your certification.
RESET certification is valid for one year from the date of issuance. You can renew your certification annually by maintaining your IEQ performance and paying the renewal fee. You can also opt for a multi-year certification (up to 5 years) at a discounted rate.
RESET is different from other green building certifications in several ways, such as:
– RESET is focused on IEQ performance rather than design or construction features.
– RESET is based on continuous monitoring rather than one-time testing or auditing.
– RESET is driven by data quality rather than credits or points.
– RESET is modular and flexible rather than prescriptive or rigid.
Some of the challenges of getting RESET certified are:
– Finding suitable monitors and data providers that meet the RESET requirements for accuracy, reliability and compatibility.
– Installing and maintaining the monitors in optimal locations and conditions according to the RESET guidelines.
– Managing and analyzing large amounts of data generated by the monitors and ensuring its quality and integrity.
– Communicating and engaging with occupants and stakeholders about IEQ issues and solutions.
Some examples of RESET-certified projects are:
1. Haworth Shanghai Showroom, China: The first project in Asia to achieve LEED v4 Platinum and RESET Air Platinum certifications for its high-performance air quality system.
2. Arup London Office, UK: The first European project to achieve WELL Gold and RESET Air Gold certifications for its innovative ventilation and filtration system.
3. Delos Headquarters, USA: The first project in the world to achieve WELL Platinum and RESET Air Platinum certifications for its state-of-the-art IEQ technologies and strategies.
4. One Museum Place, China: The first project in the world to achieve LEED Platinum and RESET Water Gold certifications for its water conservation and reuse system.
You can get started with RESET certification by:
– Registering your project on the RESET website and choosing your certification scope and level.
– Find an accredited monitor and data provider that suits your project needs and budget.
– Installing the monitors in your project site and connecting them to the RESET cloud platform.
– Monitoring your IEQ performance and making improvements as needed.
– Applying for certification and celebrating your achievement.
– Visiting the ZiggyTec blog on the RESET Certification Guide
– Visiting the RESET website and exploring the available standards, tools and resources.
– Following the RESET resources and social media channels for the latest news and updates on healthy buildings.
– Connecting with other professionals and experts in the field of IEQ.
– Attending the RESET events and webinars for learning and networking opportunities.
We hope this blog post has answered some of your questions about RESET certification for commercial buildings. If you have any other questions or comments, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and supporting your journey to healthier, more sustainable buildings.