ASID USGBC and NEWH Sponsor New Sustainable Suite Design Competition

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Winning hospitality design plan will be built and featured at Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas

Entries due Aug. 31st

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 06, 2009) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) are giving design professionals a chance to design a sustainable hotel suite that will be built on the show floor of Hospitality Design Expo, May 19 – 21, 2010, in Las Vegas. In its very first year, the Sustainable Suite Design Competition was created to recognize forward thinking, earth conscious design ideas that will help drive green practices within the hotel industry.

“Incorporating sustainability into interior design projects is transitioning from an opportunity to a priority,” says Thom Banks, Hon. FASID, deputy executive director of ASID. “By recognizing and supporting healthier hotel environments, we are raising industry and consumer awareness on the importance of green design.” 

In addition to the Sustainable Suite Award that will be given to a team of up to five design professionals, a Student and Young Professional Award is open to emerging professionals. Both awards will be featured in Hospitality Design magazine, AISD ICON and the NEWH magazine.

Submission materials include:

Signed Entry Form

Completed Product Specification Form

Signed In-Kind Contributor Forms

Project Narrative

Photos of Design Boards

3-D Color Rendering

Entrance Fee of $250*

Submissions are due Aug. 31, 2009, and will judged based on the LEED Green Building Rating System® and should include a focus on educating hotel guests on the importance and function of the green room’s attributes. Mandatory design elements for all submissions are water efficient fixtures for bathroom, energy efficient lighting, furniture, linens, carpet/flooring, wall covering/paint and recycling programs. To access the environmental scorecard that will be used during the judging, download the entry forms and read the complete contest rules, go to

Judging of the awards will be completed by Oct. 1, 2009 and the winning team must commit to producing construction documents within six weeks of award notification. USGBC will inform the product manufacturers associated with the winning design and vendors will be asked to provide their product in-kind for the model.

*Fee waived for students

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. ASID is the Founding Sponsor of InformeDesign (, a searchable database that enables designers to engage in evidence-based design by using Research Summaries focused on design and human behavior, created and operated by the University of Minnesota.



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