ASID Cosponsors High-Performance Building Week Reception

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Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2014) | American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and other members of the High-Performance Building Congressional Coalition proudly participated in a reception today celebrating the 40th anniversary of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Don Davis, ASID vice president of government and public affairs, spoke for a few minutes on behalf of the Society, which was one of the reception’s cosponsors. “When I started at ASID four years ago, I quickly realized that the practice of interior design goes far beyond fixtures, fittings, and furnishings,” he explained. “Today’s interior designers create livable spaces that incorporate green building codes, efficiency standards, and lighting principles in high-performing structures that allow for productive human interactions.”

In addition to Davis, members of the High-Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress; members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; and members of the House Financial Services Committee offered remarks during the reception.

The following organizations were cosponsors of the reception along with ASID:

  • National Institute of Building Sciences
  • National Insulation Association
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association


About the American Society of Interior Designers 
The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidenced-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded nearly 40 years ago when two organizations became one — an anniversary we will recognize in 2015 — but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are poised to lead the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal.