Herman Miller DC Showroom Earns U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold
Herman Miller’s new Washington DC showroom has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the Commercial Interiors category. The USGBC developed the LEED rating system to encourage the development of sustainable buildings and interiors.
Herman Miller’s commitment to the environment dates back to 1953, when founder D.J. DePree made being good stewards of the environment part of the company’s mission.
Designed by Vincent Bandy Architects, the 11,000-square-foot showroom at 900 G Street NW is the first designed using the company’s new approach to showroom design.
“We have taken cues from retail design, where stores require expansive opportunities for change with minimal disruption,” says Matthew Stares, Vice President of Places and Real Estate Development for Herman Miller. “We know that over the life of a lease, our experience will need to adapt to new concepts and products. Our aim was to provide a well-planned space with exceptional attention to detail that provided no obstacle to our evolution, or competition with our products. In many ways, we tried to allow the space to recede, bringing the products into sharper focus.”
About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index ten years in a row, was named a 2016 Top 100 Healthiest Employer, and has earned numerous global sustainability awards. In fiscal 2016, the company generated $2.26 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.