After successfully passing a three-month audit period, the ebm-papst site located in the Chinese city of Xi'an is the first production facility worldwide to receive the "RESET Air Certification for Core & Shell". This certificate attests to the high performance of the building’s air handling system, which is crucial for the excellent air quality inside buildings.
Receiving RESET Certification is based on passing both a site audit and a data audit that confirms compliance with RESET air limits for at least three consecutive months. Here, values for levels of particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide, temperature and relative humidity are included in the assessment.
RESET is the world's first sensor-based and performance-driven data standard and certification program for the built environment. Particularly in cities with high levels of air pollution, air quality has long been an important issue; globally, the issue has come into focus, especially due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
"A person breathes in about 15,000 liters of air a day, but indoor air quality has always been more a matter of feeling. We support the intention of RESET and want to get involved in making everyone's health a measurable number," said Thomas Nürnberger, President and CEO of ebm-papst China. “Passing RESET Certification gives our associates confidence that they are working in the Xi’an Plant with a healthy air environment. It also proves ebm-papst ventilation solutions are undoubtedly qualified to help our customers and end users to achieve a healthy and sustainable building environment.”
ebm-papst neo, the fan and drive manufacturer's centre for data-driven solutions, is also already using the RESET Standard for its own sensor solutions. Thomas Sauer, Managing Director of ebm-papst neo, explains, "This allows us to guarantee precise and comparable measurements of air quality in our individual customer solutions."
The 27,000-square-meter plant in Xi'an is one of the newest production facilities of ebm-papst - the fan and drive manufacturer based in Mulfingen, Germany. The Xi’an Plant started production in 2019. In doing so, ebm-papst strengthened its "local for local" corporate strategy and its production power for solutions for the Asia Pacific market.