American Society of Interior Designers achieves LEED & WELL Platinum Status
NEW YORK – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Washington DC headquarters has received both Platinum Level Certification for the WELL Building Standard under WELL v1 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), under the LEED ID+C rating system – the highest recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The office space, designed by Perkins+Will, incorporates health and wellness design features, and has sustainability as a central philosophy.
“We began this project with a clear goal of showcasing the many ways design can positively affect the health and well-being of employees while boosting resource efficiency. At ASID, we believe in research-based results in design and placed an emphasis on third-party validation of the space. Becoming WELL Certified Platinum and LEED Certified Platinum is the product of revolutionary visioning from the project designer Perkins+Will, commitment from our construction partners and consultants, and complete buy-in from ASID staff,” said ASID CEO Randy W. Fiser.
The 8,500 sq.-ft. office, located in downtown Washington, D.C. features human-centric design elements including: biophilic design strategies, which introduce natural elements into a space to help reduce stress and increase air quality; sound masking systems; water quality standards; and a circadian lighting system developed to expand efficiency by helping to regulate the body’s physiological processes.