On a polluted day, the murky gray air outside usually gets the most attention. More dangerous, however, can be the air inside, if only because we never consider it. That’s why one air quality management company decided to see which co-working spaces in Shanghai have the best air.

On Dec 1, 2016, two co-working spaces, Distrii and Agora Space, were awarded for the best air quality in the Pureformance Challenge. Organized by Gams, the Challenge monitored ten co-working spaces over a period of two weeks. Finalists included Agora Space, CREATER SPACE, Distrii, naked Hub, People Squared, PSA Group, PTL Group, Swiss Center Shanghai, Tech Work, and We+.

Agora Space is actually located underground, presenting a unique challenge for keeping the air clean. They use three DIY filters made by Smart Air Filters and one Xiaomi filter to ensure clean air for their residents.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com