We’ve written in the past about Herman Miller’s strong commitment to the environment. The aim is to have a zero operational footprint by the end of the next decade. But the amazing news is that part of that goal has already been met – 10 years ahead of schedule! As of May 1 Herman Miller is utilizing 100 percent green electrical energy.
How do we do it? Lots of ways. First, we are an EPA Green Power Partner which means we primarily utilize Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), followed by Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), to achieve the 100 percent green energy goal. Simply put, we now use energy harnessed from sunlight, wind or water. We also generate power from our own waste-burning Energy Center near the Herman Miller headquarters in Zeeland, Michigan.
But it’s not just using green energy. We are also trying to use less energy. We’ve got a great team of employees who are brimming with ideas on how to conserve. John Kim blogged about some of their smart plans and how Herman Miller is making them a reality on Discover.
We’d love to hear from you about how you conserve energy at home. Any tips for the home office?
(And if you want to read more about Herman Miller going green check out the press release here.)