Herman Miller's Los Angeles Showroom Receives REmmy Award from CoreNet Global's Southern California Chapter
November 19, 2009
The Herman Miller Los Angeles showroom recently was honored by CoreNet Global's Southern California chapter with its 2009 REmmy award in the Corporate Citizen category. The award was received during the chapter's annual charity gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on November 12, 2009.
The REmmy awards focus on innovation and the creative application of new ideas in corporate real estate and workplace management. A jury of senior real estate leaders from the industry's most respected companies based their decision for the Corporate Citizen award on several criteria, including an ability to integrate sustainability into a project, depth of sustainability in the project, implementation of sustainable maintenance practices, and long term initiatives to encourage sustainable practices.
A former warehouse built in 1956, the company's 18,000-square-foot showroom was completed in September 2009 and it includes several environmentally sensitive measures to create a space that serves as an example of the company's commitment to create a better world. Sustainable elements of the LEED (CI) Platinum-pending showroom include energy efficient light fixtures and occupancy sensors throughout the space, as well as MBDC, BIFMA level and GREENGUARD certified products and materials, to assure an environmentally responsible interior and superior indoor air quality.
"Sustainability is an essential component of this project. It's imperative that the space be a model for sustainable practices now and in the future," says Lori Gee, Herman Miller's Director of Workplace Solutions. "We've designed more than just a showroom—it's a platform from which we can educate others about the environment and demonstrate how they, too, can make a difference."
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 2009, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as both the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company named Herman Miller among the innovative "Companies to Watch." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.