SPRING LAKE, Mich. - Office furniture giant Herman Miller has signed a four-year contract with Constellation, a retail energy supplier, to power its Spring Lake, Michigan with 100 percent renewable wind energy.
Constellation will supply Herman Miller with roughly 25,000 megawatt-hours of wind energy annually. That's enough to power more than 2,700 homes for one year, according to EPA estimates, and that's nearly double the number of homes in the town of Spring Lake.
"This project will help us meet our sustainability goals -- and doesn't negatively impact our business,” said Gabe Wing, director of safety and sustainability at Herman Miller.” We will continue to reduce our carbon footprint through energy efficiency projects and supporting green energy projects where the market allows.
This investment in renewable energy is one component of Herman Miller’s Earthright Strategy – a commitment to creating a Better World by 2023. In 2016, Herman Miller began a partnership with Foresight, an energy management firm headquartered in Zeeland, Mich., to evaluate and implement procurement strategies across all facilities and business units aimed at reducing costs and increasing its renewable energy consumption. The renewable wind energy contract at Herman Miller’s Spring Lake facilities is one solution that came from this partnership.
Workers at the Spring Lake campus fabricate, powder coat, and assemble numerous products, including height adjustable tables, filing and storage systems, and desks.
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