Hines Shanghai Office is now RESET® Air Certified

Posted on August 13, 2019

PureLiving is proud to congratulate our client Hines has received the RESET Air Interior Certification for its Hines Shanghai Office at One Museum Place.


Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm, founded in 1957.  Hines began developing, investing and managing high quality real estate projects in China in 1995.  One Museum Place in Shanghai is their latest project in China, which opened in March 2018. The Hines Office located at One Museum Place adopted the RESET Air Commercial Interior Standard to further emphasize the importance of indoor air quality, and to ensure the office environment is healthy at all times.

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 Commercial Interior certification, the Hines Shanghai Office was required to consistently ensure that their IAQ, measured as daily working hour averages across 3-months, met the following criteria:

-     Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 35 μg/m3

-     Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) < 500 ug/m3

-     Carbon Dioxide (CO2) < 1000 ppm



Hines Shanghai Office began its Data Audit period in April 2019 and since then, it has been continuously meeting the RESET Air requirements. The office continues to monitor its air quality throughout the year, in order to maintain its RESET accreditation. Further, as required by RESET, IAQ data will be reported to staff and occupants on a daily basis.


According to Jim Morrison, Senior Managing Director, Hines China,

Hines is pleased to lead the market with RESET Air Certification in One Museum Place - both in the building as well as our office. Different from other building certifications, RESET’s focus on continuous monitoring of indoor air quality will help us ensure our staff are in a healthy environment. This is extremely valuable for us since we have noticed that an increasing number of people have expressed an interest in indoor air quality. RESET as a performance-based, technology-driven building certification aligns perfectly with Hines’ business philosophy of creating and managing ‘Intelligent Real Estate Investments”.

Hines; RESET

PureLiving provides the peace of mind air solution for Hines Shanghai Office:

-     Commercial type in-ceiling air filtration system includes Carbon filters

-     EcoControl System (ECSTM) to manage filtration system by demand and predict maintenance

-     RESET certified grade B real-time indoor and in-duct air quality monitors

-     Pre-verification testing and consulting services



“It’s gratifying to see more people are aware of IAQ and building owners are taking actions to improve air quality in their facilities.” Says Louie Cheng, President of PureLiving, “For Hines, achieving the RESET Air certification is no doubt a proof of their efforts towards health and sustainable indoor environments. Continuously, PureLiving is trying to help our clients create healthier air quality and gain higher ROI through improving IAQ.


It is worth mentioning that Hines Shanghai Office is also piloting the RESET Material v2.0 certification, the goal of which is to measure and track chemical emission and chemical ingredients disclosure for building materials used in fitout of the space. Choosing the right decorative materials and furniture is extremely important to achieving healthy indoor air quality.


About PureLiving

PureLiving is a leading indoor environmental consulting company with a simple mission: to help our clients create healthy homes and workplaces. Our expert team of building engineers, HVAC specialists, and environmental consultants advises clients on air and water quality, mold, asbestos and lead exposure issues and helps to improve their indoor environmental quality through testing to identify sources of pollution and then eliminating them. Our total range of solutions includes pollutant testing, design and installation of cutting-edge filtration systems, monitoring, and odor and chemical reduction. With operations in six cities across China, Hong Kong, and India, PureLiving is the industry’s provider of choice for assessment, engineering, implementation, and monitoring of indoor environmental quality.