Humanscale Streamlines the Sourcing Process of Sustainable Office Furniture
Newly Launched http://humanscale.ecomedes.com to Offer Easily Searchable Health and Sustainability-related Certification Criteria for Humanscale Products
Humanscale, the leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life, is launching a new portal that will simplify the discovery and evaluation of Humanscale products for workspace furniture buyers concerned with health and sustainability. The portal was developed with ecomedes, a pioneer of solutions that support sustainable building product purchasing. (Watch video here)
With a mission to achieve a net positive impact, Humanscale has implemented high standards for sustainable design and manufacturing throughout every aspect of the company. It has prioritized material transparency, investing rigorous research into the company’s supply chain, eliminating red-list chemicals and ensuring Humanscale products are made with healthy, sustainable materials. Humanscale has more transparency labels than any company in the industry. In fact, 84% of all Humanscale products have either Declare furniture labels or Health Product Declarations, two documentation programs that share the chemical makeup of any given product — much like an ingredient label for food. In line with its mission to share its certifications more widely with clients and consumers, Humanscale’s new partnership with ecomedes will make this information easily accessible and helps promote sustainable design choices.
Designed for use by building owners, designers, distributors and AEC professionals seeking furniture that meets sustainability requirements cost-effectively, this new portal leverages a free-access sustainable product search engine that includes over 10,000 different building product brands and 700,000 unique building products. The Humanscale portal will be customized to meet the specific needs of Humanscale’s customer audiences and internal teams.
“We have always been strong advocates of a comfortable, healthy and sustainable office environment – whether in the office or working at home,” says Leena Jain, Chief Marketing Officer of Humanscale. “We are excited to provide better transparency to our clients and to connect more efficiently with customers that have questions regarding the sustainable profile of our products. As many of our sales and marketing teams are now selling digitally from home, this online portal will also shorten the time to deliver updated product sheets and RFP responses.”
“Humanscale is the pioneer of ergonomic and sustainable design. At ecomedes, our mission is to make their brand commitment, like those of other sustainable building product manufacturers, easily identifiable by buyers who care – all the while helping to dispel the myth that sustainable products are unjustifiably more expensive,” said Kathleen Egan, CEO of ecomedes.
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity. Click here for more information on Humanscale and our products.
ecomedes streamlines the processes of collection, maintenance, discovery, comparison, documentation and performance analysis for over 700,000 sustainable building products carrying over 35 different ecolabel certifications across 10,000 manufacturing brands. Building owners, design teams and general contractors like the US General Services Administration, KMD Architects and DPR Construction use ecomedes to save valuable time searching for and documenting product selections while ensuring that sustainability guidelines are met. Building product manufacturers like Armstrong, Humanscale, Certainteed, and Tarkett also save valuable time for their sales and marketing teams by capturing, presenting and updating product certification information in a way that supports their buyers’ needs. As a result, ecomedes contributes to critical advances in building industry practices that support people and planet as well as profitability. ecomedes is headquartered in San Francisco. For information visit www.ecomedes.com.