Take a virtual tour of American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) new corporate headquarters in Washington, DC. The space opened in May 2016 and in January 2017 achieved Platinum level certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), under the LEED ID+C rating system. In addition to LEED Platinum certification, ASID has applied for and anticipates receiving WELL certification, administered by the International WELL Building Institute.
The headquarters houses 8,500 square feet of innovation supported by research that ties improvements in health and wellness with organizational metrics of engagement, retention, and productivity. Key design elements, such as the space’s real-time dashboard of environmental attributes, weave innovation, technology, and nature-based design together to create a space that conveys the core principles of LEED. The office includes biophilic design strategies which utilize natural elements to reduce stress and increase air quality; stringent water quality standards; and a lighting system developed to expand efficiency by helping to regulate the body’s physiological processes, or circadian rhythms.