ASID is 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.
Working with its partners, ASID will coordinate the development of the protocols by engaging a cross-sector and multi-disciplinary group of doctors, nurses, health care administrators, interior designers, architects, engineers, including experts in evidence-based design, biophilia, active-design, healthy products, product developers, and suppliers.
AkzoNobel will contribute Materials and Specialty Chemicals expertise.
Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute will draw from its Cradle to Cradle Certified program and materials expertise to assist in defining the materials list.
CertainTeed / Saint-Gobain will contribute expertise in building science and indoor environmental quality; product design, manufacture, delivery, and product lifecycle expertise.
Delos Living / WELL Building Standard will contribute its research on building interiors and provide additional touchpoints in compliment to its public programs.
Gensler will contribute design practitioner expertise in health, wellness, and generative space; protocol testing for projects; and language framework with client/ peer reviews.
Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) and its parent organization, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will contribute its global, cause-based approach to better health through information technology (IT) and personal technologies.
MSR Design will contribute practitioner-based human resources to create a 'test site' for protocols feasibility and implementation.
Health in Buildings Roundtable, a subgroup of the Division of Environmental Protection at the National Institutes of Health, will contribute established and emerging peer-reviewed scientific research, while also anticipating a dissemination/distribution program about the commitment outcomes via its annual Health in Buildings Roundtable Conference.
Steelcase will contribute product design, manufacture, delivery, and product lifecycle expertise.
The Vitality Institute will contribute research collaboration and contribution from its base of health and disease management expertise.
Wolf-Gordon will contribute product design, manufacture, delivery, and product lifecycle expertise, as well as assist in protocols dissemination campaign via print/web.
Lake Nona Institute will provide locations to demonstrate and pilot health and wellness design protocols within the context of an integrated community.
Note: The four quarters that make up the year are: January, February, and March (Q1); April, May, and June (Q2); July, August, and September (Q3); and October, November, and December (Q4). A quarter is often shown with its relevant year, as in Q1 2012 or Q1/12, which represents the first quarter of the year 2012.
Q3/14: Commitment announcement and initial coordination work to organize elements of protocols
Q4/14: Defined hierarchy and framework for protocols
Q1/15: First Draft of Health & Wellness Protocols for partners to review
Q2/15: Second Draft of Health & Wellness Protocols for partners to review
Q3/15: Protocol beta testing across multiple sectors
Q3/15: Final Draft of Health & Wellness Protocols ready for launch and identify resource guidance; endorsement from leaders in health, insurance, and commercial real estate
Q4/15: Launch of communication, promotion, and training programs for the Protocols
Q1/16: Launch of measurement and monitoring programs; implementation programs; consumer outreach
Q1/17: Assessment and refinement of Protocols v2
This project could benefit from media support, whether CF blog opportunities or at the America meeting, to help rally additional interest in the pilot modules and begin developing prospect lists for the complete roll out next year.
The project could also benefit significantly in meeting attendees from the Workforce Development Working Group in order to help scale outreach and engagement around the commitment. The target of 40,000 practitioners can include non-design individuals as well. Post CGI America 2016, ASID's biggest push will be to get the content out to multiple channels.
Historically, ASID has been involved in the development of the Health Product Declarations, evidence-based design and biophilia research. ASID has also worked with USGBC on the creation of LEED CI (Commercial Interiors).
This commitment consolidates and organizes disparate pieces of research and into one multi-sector resource manual that can be used by multiple stakeholders and professionals focused on buildings and occupant health.