EPA Green Power Partnership Recognizes Herman Miller Among Top 50
August 11, 2010
Herman Miller, Inc., has made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of the top fifty users of renewable electricity, of more than 1,200 organizations participating in the Green Power Partnership. This is Herman Miller's second consecutive inclusion among top green power partners, which includes organizations such as Intel Corporation, Whole Foods Market, Cisco Systems and others. Together these organizations represent a shared commitment to utilizing renewable energy. Herman Miller was the only furniture manufacturer on the list.
As described by the EPA, green power is generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydropower. Green power resources produce electricity with an environmental profile superior to conventional power technologies and produce no net increase to greenhouse gas emissions. Purchases of green power also help accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide.
Using "green power" sources has been key to helping Herman Miller act on its commitment to reduce its operational and carbon footprint. The company's move to 100% green electrical energy, announced on Earth Day 2010, will be fully reflected in next year's listing. The EPA shares the ranking annually in its effort to inspire others on the path to a more sustainable future.