The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters offices has become the first space in the world to achieve both Platinum level certification for the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) 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, built by rand* construction corporation and designed by Perkins+Will, incorporates the most innovative health and wellness design features, and has sustainability as a central philosophy.
“This is an exciting day for sustainability in the built environment,” said Beth Giltner, rand* Sustainability Coordinator. “From the beginning of this project, we were driven to build a space that raised the bar for employee and environmental health. We are honored to be a part of this monumental achievement and are energized to continue promoting the advantages of sustainability in design and construction.”
The innovative 8,500 square-foot office, located in the Columbia Center in downtown Washington, D.C., was WELL Certified at the Platinum level under WELL v1 on June 9, 2017 and LEED Certified Platinum on January 18, 2017. Administered by IWBI, the WELL Building Standard is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features that impact human health and wellness in the built environment, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.