Herman Miller Adopts ecoScorecard, A New Tool in the Green Building Movement

June 07, 2010

Herman Miller, Inc., a pioneer in sustainable architecture and interiors, has added ecoScorecard to its tools and resources that assist architects and interior designers in building green. Herman Miller is the first major contract furniture manufacturer to incorporate ecoScorecard in its product catalogue to deliver the environmental documentation end users need. The company will be demonstrating ecoScorecard functionality to visitors in its NeoCon 2010 showroom (#321).

ecoScorecard is a free, web-based technology platform that gives product manufacturers the ability to provide environmental information and sustainability documentation about products for all major third-party rating systems.

"Herman Miller realizes that sustainability is a shared responsibility," said Martin Flaherty, president of ecoScorecard. "By simplifying the rating systems documentation process and identifying product environmental metrics, the ecoScorecard tool allows Herman Miller and product specifiers to work together to achieve sustainability goals."

Herman Miller's ecoScorecard site features a training video featuring Mary Kathryn German, Herman Miller A+D representative in Atlanta. Commenting on the new capability, Mary Kathryn notes, "Designers spend hours, if not weeks, pulling together LEED documentation. Now, designers and architects can go directly to our site, access ecoScorecard and start researching our green product offerings, perform calculations and produce LEED documentation in a matter of minutes."

Paul Murray, Director of Environment, Health and Safety at Herman Miller, added, "As a founding member of the US Green Building Council, Herman Miller has always believed anything we can do to help make green building easier for everyone is a good thing. While our current LEED summary sheets provide the required information to manually calculate and submit a project to the USGBC, we recognize it is a time consuming effort. Herman Miller chose ecoScorecard to make the process easier and we hope that users find it a much more empowering experience."

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2009. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2010, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company has named Herman Miller among its 2010 "Innovation All-Stars." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR and has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since 2004. For more information visit www.hermanmiller.com

About ecoScorecard
ecoScorecard provides product specifiers the ability to search, evaluate and document products based on environmental characteristics. The program does the calculations necessary for rating systems such as LEED, GGHC Labs 21, CHPS, and the NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines and includes and accounts for other third-party product certifications. The tool produces the product documentation necessary for inclusion in the submission process. ecoScorecard is free to users and is supported by manufacturers interested in making the specification of green products easier for customers and salespeople. For more information, visit www.ecoscorecard.com.

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