Herman Miller’s Los Angeles Showroom is the first to earn LEED CI Platinum in Los Angeles, and was only the 47th LEED CI Platinum project worldwide at its completion. The interior renovation to a former 1956 warehouse required special consideration by architecture and firm TVS Design to earn such high sustainable honors. More than 20 percent of all the building materials used in the project were manufactured within 500 miles of the site, and more than 85 percent of all construction waste was recycled and diverted away from the Landfill. Lead architect, Steve Clem, identifies the building’s energy performance as a key factor in earning a Platinum certification. In addition, the project also earned LEED EB Gold for all the structural, mechanical and exterior work done by Lynch Eisinger Design.
“The showroom utilizes an energy efficient, programmable electrical infrastructure, which includes the latest advancements in power distribution through the company’s Energy Manager device and subsidiary Convia’s Energy Track Reporting Tool,” notes Clem. “These capabilities allowed us to maximize the number of possible points in the Energy and Atmosphere category.”
Herman Miller is committed to sustainability, not only in the design and production of their products, but in the spaces where they work and their showrooms. While the Los Angeles showroom is Herman miller’s first LEED CI Platinum project, it is the company’s 14th LEED certified space. The company is a founding member of the USGBC and they require all of their new or renovated facilities to be a minimum of LEED Silver certification.