Herman Miller designs and sells award-winning. eco-friendly office furniture while maintaining focus on increased sustainability. As part of its sustainability efforts, the company has pursued LEED certification on a variety of projects and just received its 13th LEED certification.
The latest certification was given to Herman Miller’s Main Site B-West project. The building was originally built in the 1960s and the green renovation project has garnered the 31,500-square-foot building LEED-CI Gold certification.
Several notable details qualified B-West for LEED-CI Gold, including:
40 new windows and seven new skylights.
C2 Climate Control desktop units for employees, rather than a complex HVAC system.
Locally manufactured materials.
Green housekeeping products.
100 percent renewable energy.
Source: Herman Miller
The Main Site B-West building in Zeeland, Mich., joins eight other projects that have received LEED-CI certification: two are LEED-CI certified, two are LEED-CI Silver certified and five have attained Gold certification.
The company also owns three LEED-New Construction Gold certified buildings, two are in Zeeland and one is located in Chippenham, England.
Herman Miller’s commitment to LEED certification is not limited to its own building projects. Several of the company’s product lines may contribute to certification for corporations that are pursuing the LEED for Commercial Interiors designation.