The International WELL Building Institute and GIGA, an independent third-party company specializing in the development of building standards and cloud-based assessment tools, have formed a strategic partnership.
The agreement’s intent is to align applicable areas of the WELL Building Standard and GIGA’s RESET Standard. The partnership will include the integration of RESET’s data collection and assessment framework into the operability of WELL.
Both WELL and RESET focus on the health and well-being of people where they live, work, learn, play, and heal. WELL is a performance-based building standard designed to create healthy indoor spaces across seven categories of building performance and human impact: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.
RESET focuses on the use of sensors to provide real-time data relevant to human health and well-being and indoor environmental quality assessment. “RESET fosters rapid innovation and improvements in technology by developing and deploying standards for sensor performance, calibration, installation, and data communication,” said Raefer Wallis, founder of the RESET Standard.