New York City has a new first! Interior Design Magazine just announced today that the Herman Miller National Design Center is the city’s first LEED Gold Facility in the Commercial Interiors sector. The commendable space was designed by Krueck and Sexton, a Chicago based architectural studio.
If you are lucky enough to have a comfy, eco-friendly, and ergonomic task chair or office system at your office, you may be familiar with the Herman Miller Company. I just love their Mirra Chair. It is very affordable in comparison to the rest of the office chairs on the market, has a comfort range that adapts to 95% of the population, and is made of a minimal number of parts so it is easy to disassemble and recycle; it’s 96 percent recyclable. You can purchase this chair from a Herman Miller Dealer or for smaller projects, such as personal use for your home or office, you can get this chair at DWR.
100 percent of the new space’s electrical power is supplied by certified renewable energy sources, and more than half of the construction material was recovered and recycled. This is a remarkable accomplishment and a great way to set the bar for other designers, manufactures, and developers.