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RESET® Water Projects

RESET Water standardizes the continuous monitoring requirements of water consumption and water quality in built environments.

Generate awareness around water conservation and improve water use efficiency and water quality.

1. Why do a RESET Water Project?

Water is the second most consumed resource, second only to air, and is one of the most valuable resources in the world.

We propose the automated, continuous tracking of water with technology to better understand your.

Measurable Impact

Leverage IoT technology to monitor data and track the amount of water used to understand the impact on the environment. Use the data to build analytics to build awareness and transparency.

Filtered Drinking Water

Visualize the water quality of your drinking water and visualize the number of water bottles saved.

For more benefits, please go to RESET Project Benefits.

2. How RESET Water Works

RESET Water is designed to prioritize on-going results with a focus on the operational phase of the built environment. In the case of RESET Water, water consumption and water quality data is required to be continuously gathered through water monitors that measure the following parameters:

  • Total Water Consumption (L)
  • (Optional) Total Water Generation (L)
  • (Optional) Water Subset Consumption (L)
  • (Optional) Water Temperature (°C or °F)
  • (Optional) Total Dissolved Solids (ppm)
  • (Optional) ph (pH level)
  • (Optional) Oxidation Reduction Potential (mV)

RESET Water employs a non-prescriptive approach for certification. Given the wide variety of space types occurring in the built environment and myriad ways occupants use these spaces, project teams must define and defend their calculation methodologies based on the individual project.

RESET can be applied to new or existing project typologies.

Below are summaries of the project accreditation requirements for the two project typologies:

Commercial Interiors (CI)

RESET Water for Commercial Interiors targets a section of the interior space and is a typology tailored for tenants or a partial owner of an indoor space.

Core & Shell (CS)

RESET Water for Core & Shell targets the entire building and is a typology tailored for landlords and developers.

By separating Commercial Interiors and Core & Shell, RESET Water helps owners, operators, and tenants achieve healthy performance targets by clearly defining and communicating their respective roles and responsibilities.

At a Glance

RESET Water for Commercial Interiors (CI) targets a section of the interior space and is a typology tailored for tenants or a partial owner of an indoor space.

Monitoring Requirements

  1. Minimum of connected continuous monitoring of total water consumption.
  2. Additional score for sub-metering based on defined categories.
  3. Additional score for water temperature and water quality monitoring.
  4. Use of accredited hardware & software platforms.

Performance Requirements

RESET Water uses the first year of data to set a baseline for the project. There are no hard requirements for performance. Instead, it is benchmarked against other Water projects.

Communication & Education

Performance results available to long-term project occupants on an ongoing basis.

3. Implementation and Considerations

Getting started with RESET Water is very easy, low commitment, and low cost because it is only targeting data and continuous monitoring, not the solutions.

With the data, you will be able to find the best and most cost effective solution for your situation.

The list shows the basic steps of how to implement for RESET Water.:

  1. Select Project Typology
  2. Select and Source Data Provider and Monitors
  3. Plan and Define Monitor Installation Locations
  4. Network Solution & Set-Up
  5. Monitor Installation
  6. Connect to the Cloud
  7. RESET Water Audit and Accreditation

4. Accreditation Process

The RESET Water Standard establishes water monitoring requirements, so simply leveraging the standard is a good way to get started. RESET also provides third-party project accreditation and certification services, so if a project wants to achieve certification status, it is possible to do so.

RESET Water Audits

There are three parts to the RESET Water Audits:

  1. RESET Water Documentation Audit

    A one-time paper audit to confirm that the implementation fulfills all of the RESET requirements.

  2. RESET Water Site Audit

    A one-time physical or virtual audit to confirm that the implementation is according to what was written in the Documentation Audit.

  3. RESET Water Data Audit

    A continuous data audit that verifies that the project is being continuously monitored and whether or not it is achieving performance targets.

For more details on certification, please check out RESET Water Project Accreditation Process.

Project Accreditation Statuses

Projects that leverage the RESET Standard can be accredited or certified by RESET. Accreditation and statuses are applied to each of the RESET Standards separately per project.

  1. RESET Pre-Accredited

    Awarded to projects, mainly in the design phase, that pass the documentation audits.

  2. RESET Accredited

    Awarded to projects that are continuous monitoring according to the RESET Standard.

  3. RESET Certified (not available for Water yet)

    Awarded to projects that have achieved the performance requirements.

Click here to learn more about Project Statuses.