Commitment to Action

ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design

Commitment by

American Society of Interior Designers

In 2014, the American Society of Interior Designers and its partners, including AkzoNobel, Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute, CertainTeed/ Saint-Gobain, Delos Living/ WELL Building Standard, Gensler, HIMSS, Meyer Scherer Rockcastle, ltd (MSR), National Institutes of Health/ Health in Buildings Roundtable, Steelcase, The Vitality Institute, and Wolf-Gordon, committed to the development of health and wellness protocols for the design, products, and healthcare community that will include HPDs, Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) Certified Products, Evidence-Based Design, Biophilic Design, and Active Design Principles. The protocols will be used by architects and interior designers to create spaces that promote occupant health and wellness across multiple building types, and specify the use of healthier products and materials. In future phases of these protocols, partners will create opportunities to extend the protocols toward product manufacture and marketplace development.





ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

American Society of Interior Designers

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

UL Environment, Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), National Institutes of Health, The Vitality Institute, Healthcare Information And Management Systems Society(Himss), Saint-Gobain Corporation, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, American Chemistry Council, AkzoNobel, IOTAS, Meyer Scherer Rockcastle, ltd (MSR), Delos Living, Steelcase Inc., Gensler, Lake Nona Institute, CertainTeed, Wolf-Gordon Inc.