Green design is design that goes beyond being just efficient, attractive, on time and on budget. It is a design that cares about how such goals are achieved, about its effect on people and on the environment. An environmentally responsible professional makes a commitment to constantly try to find ways to diminish design's impact on the world around us. It is also a smart way of doing business: sustainable design is the fastest growing segment of our industry. For more about ASID's adoption of sustainable design as a platform issue of the Society, please click here. To find a designer with sustainable design expertise, please click here and enter words like "green", "sustainable" or "LEED" in the Keyword Search field.
Sustainable Suite Design Competition
ASID, in conjunction with USGBC and NEWH, co-sponsored the Sustainable Suite design competition to help drive sustainable design practices in the hospitality industry.
The competition demonstrated that a high performance, energy-efficient suite can also be aesthetically pleasing and enhance guest experience.
The winning design came from the team of destination design firm WATG and IDEO, a design and innovation consulting company. It was built as a model guest room to be presented as an educational display for the design industry, hotel owners, and corporate travel executives. The Sustainable Suite was unveiled at the HDExpo in Las Vegas, NV in May 2010.
To learn more information about the design competition, as well as sustainable design strategies, visit USGBC's Sustainable Suite Design Competition.
Sustainable research is now available for ASID members.
ASID members can now download the complete Interior Design and Global Impacts series. This series of sustainable design white papers was researched and written by industry thought leaders in sustainable design was created especially to address topics of sustainability as it relates to the interior design profession.
Join us for a Sustainable Conversation! Watch the first entry in the new ASID Sustainable Design Video Series. Over the coming months, we'll add new videos featuring different experts speaking on various aspects of sustainable design…their path to "green design", how to select a supplier, how to avoid "greenwashing", etc. Be sure to check back for new videos and additional resources.
Impact on Climate Change: You Have the Power
A recent public service announcement created by the Alliance for Climate Protection illustrating how home energy use produces greenhouse gases.
ASID's Sustainable Design Council presentation on "Environmentally Preferable Coverings - A Chat with ASID Sustainable Design Council."
To view the presentation, click on the links below and download the PDF files:
- Part 1 - Environmentally Preferable Coverings (453 KB)
- Part 2 - Environmentally Preferable Coverings (481 KB)
- Part 3 - Environmentally Preferable Coverings (342 KB)
The ASID Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have partnered on the development of REGREEN, the nation's first sustainable residential remodeling guidelines. The program is designed for use by residential designers, construction professionals and homeowners alike, and includes best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects.
ASID is one of the many organizations, cities, counties and states that have committed to the 2030 Challenge, the aggressive campaign to dramatically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within the building sector by the year 2030. “As part of an industry that works within the built environment, the 2030 Challenge gives design professionals an opportunity to help transform the building sector from one of the main contributors of greenhouse gas emissions to a key part of the solution,” says Michael Alin, Hon. FASID, ASID Executive Director.
The Hospitality Industry Network Resources Directory
(Sustainable resources for hospitality)