The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) welcomes the American Chemistry Council(ACC) as the founding sponsor of the Material ConneXion library housed within the ASID Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Society welcomes the involvement of ACC as it showcases the impact of design materials on the human experience.
The ASID Material ConneXion library features samples of materials and products which contribute to health and wellness in the built environment. The collection is segmented into in eight categories, including polymers, process, naturals, metals, carbon-based, cement-based, ceramics, and glass, and is intended to assist design professionals in selecting and specifying materials for future projects.
ACC represents the companies engaged in the business of chemistry, a $797 billion enterprise and an element of the nation’s economy. ACC member companies apply the science of chemistry to develop products and services that help make people’s lives better. Chemical ingredients provide benefits that contribute to the safety, durability, and energy-efficiency of buildings today.
“The products of chemistry enable innovations in buildings, from insulation that reduces air leaks and heat transfer, to flexible piping, to ‘smart’ windows that help keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter,” says ACC Vice President Debra Phillips. “ACC is proud to work with ASID and Material ConneXion to showcase the products that make advances in health and wellness in the built environment possible.”
As founding sponsor, ACC’s sponsorship made it possible for ASID to install the Material ConneXion library in the ASID offices. Material ConneXion maintains a subscription-based materials library featuring more than 8,000 materials and processes across all disciplines of design – the ASID library in Washington, D.C., will showcase 300 of the materials.
“ASID is a Society that advances through partnerships with organizations who believe that design has the power to transform lives,” says ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “ASID is honored to welcome the American Chemistry Council as the Founding Sponsor of our Materials ConneXion library. ACC’s contribution will enable ASID to assist interior designers in specifying materials that support health and wellness in their projects.”