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Business and Environment Series: Owen - Embedded Sustainability at Herman Miller

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Business and Environment Series: Owen - Embedded Sustainability at Herman Miller

  1. 1. Embedded Sustainability May 2012 Thaddeus Owen
  2. 2. We Make Office Furniture
  3. 3. Design Yard, Holland, MI
  4. 4. Building a Better World Around You
  5. 5. LEED Building #1
  6. 6. Section TitleSustainable Design
  7. 7. 2020 Goals
  8. 8. 1953
  9. 9. Organization-wide Sustainability
  10. 10. Bees?
  11. 11. On-site Gardens
  12. 12. Renewable Energy Use120000100000 80000 60000 Regular Renewable 40000 20000 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  13. 13. Impacts of the Materials We Use Carbon Footprint Aluminum Nylon 6 Polyester Polyethylene Carbon Footprint Polypropylene Recycled Aluminum Steel 0 5 10 15
  14. 14. EEnvironmental Opportunities + Relative Environmental Impact Total Customer Impacts (Includes more than furniture) Suppliers Herman Miller Employees Customers - Dealers (Only HMI Furniture) - Difficulty to Influence Behavior +

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