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Going Green

The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance Going Green Program provides a one-stop source for public agency access to sustainable, environmentally friendly products. With our long tradition of environmental stewardship, we enthusiastically participate in this program.

Environmental stewardship is often encouraged, or even mandated, in acquisition guidelines for state and local government agencies. By buying Herman Miller products through U.S. Communities, you can meet your guidelines while securing the deep discounts negotiated by this nationwide purchasing alliance.

For example, many government workplaces are subject to regulations pertaining to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that reduce the quality of indoor air. All of our major product lines are certified as low-VOC-emitting by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.

Similarly, government procurement guidelines often favor acquisition of products with high recycled materials content. We favor making them. Our Aeron chair, for example, consists of 62 percent recycled materials and is 94 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life.

You can learn more about Herman Miller's Design for the Environment (DfE) protocol, and all our other environmental stewardship efforts, here.

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