Friday, November 04, 2005

Herman Miller Design Yard Earns LEED Gold Certification

Herman Miller's Design Yard Front Door in Holland, Michigan, has received a LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the Commercial Interiors (CI) category.

The Front Door facility earned LEED Gold in part through its use of recycled and rapidly renewable materials and an added humidification system. Credits also were given for existing characteristics of the building including natural light, mechanical systems, bicycle racks, and changing rooms.

Innovation points were earned for the company's Environmental Affairs Knowledge Node, which serves as an education destination for Green practices. Another innovation point was awarded for Herman Miller's Comprehensive Green Cleaning Program, which includes EPA-approved products and a documented training process.

All major Herman Miller facility projects are targeted for a minimum LEED Silver Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

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