Our mission is to define and measure the ability of real-estate to have a positive impact on health and sustainability.
Our mission is built into our name.
As an acronym for Regenerative, Ecological, Social and Economic Targets, RESET defines performance targets for regeneration. This transformative approach requires the ability to measure results, which RESET enables by providing an independent third-party standard.
By setting targets and measuring results, we move the industry from rhetoric to science and opinions to numbers. Our approach helps owners build and operate better projects. It helps investors minimize risk and optimize value. Most importantly, it helps ensure future generations will be able to thrive.
The RESET Standard evolved from a profound dissatisfaction with existing green building standards and a need to measure if green buildings were having a positive impact. As designers, builders, engineers and project owners, we found that existing design standards were not delivering on results. This was primarily due to design and engineering consultants not having visibility on how projects actually perform.
RESET pioneered the development of performance standards measured in real-time, catalyzing an industry shift away from prescriptive design standards. Since inception, RESET has prioritized the development of solutions and the training of experts focused on engineering, measuring and delivering real-estate projects that move our industry towards having a positive impact on global health & sustainability.
The RESET Standard is developed and administered by GIGA; an international organization that combines the development of building standards with research and cloud technology.
RESET Founders complete URBN hotel in Asia, the first carbon neutral hotel in Asia, catalyzing the birth of GIGA. URBN was said to be impossible at the time.
GIGA (Green Ideas Green Actions) is born and launches its first public database and evaluation process of green building products for A&D and Manufacturers.
GIGA launches RESET (Regenerative Ecological, Social and Economic Targets) as a positive impact scoring methodology for building materials.
GIGA and its founder, Raefer Wallis, are recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative for pioneering work in developing scalable positive impact solutions.
Ted Talks features RESET on its global tour, documenting the ideas that led to the launch of the project standard. The topic was “Green architecture that regenerates”
RESET scoring methodology evolves. GIGA launches RESET as a building standard and certification program focused on healthy materials and indoor air quality.
Launch of RESET Certification for Interiors. Lendlease and Glumac were the world’s first office projects to be certified.
GIGA launches the Matter project tool for Real Estate Owners and Consultants leveraging GIGA’s material database.
Launch of RESET Air Certification for Core & Shell. Tishman Speyer - The Springs - was the world’s first office project to achieve certification.
The Origin hub reaches over 100k materials with 100k+ certifications and 2,000+ users.
GIGA’s Origin Hub is the World’s largest Material Hub with over 100K Materials published, 100K+ certifications and 2,000+ users.
2018 / 1
First RESET Air Certified projects in the U.S. - DLR and Vornado Realty Trust first office projects certified.
2018 / 2
First RESET Air Certified projects in the U.K. - Carbon Intelligence, Hermes Investment and MMoser are the first office projects certified.
2018 / 3
RESET continues to pioneer real-time air quality monitoring - GIGA launches RESET Air v2.0.
2020 / 1
First RESET Air Certified project in SE Asia - Zendesk and MMoser first office projects certified.
RESET Standard officially expands to include Energy, Water, Circularity and Materials.
First RESET Materials v2.0 pilot projects globally. Starbucks, and UFC Gym first projects certified.
First RESET Certified projects in Europe. Tishman Speyer, Lingotto Hotels, Theo Pharma first office and hotel projects certified.
Forbes Interview: Founder And CEO Of GIGA, Raefer Wallis, On Building Healthier Environments.
First RESET Carbon Neutral Certified project - Gee Works and Shui-On Land are first office projects certified.
GIGA adds Origin and Matter to the RESET Cloud, delivering an integrated solution to users.
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