Haworth, Inc., a Holland, MI-based designer and manufacturer of office furniture, is now a member of the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (ASBE). Founded in 2003, the mission of the Alliance is to transform the marketplace: to make green building best practices industry standards. To that end, it strives to raise awareness of sustainable development and promote the triple bottom line benefits delivered through high performance green buildings.
Other members include Eaton Corp., Forbo Flooring, Johnson Controls Inc., Kohler Co., KONE, Milliken & Company, Philips Lighting, USG Corporation, and Watertronics.
“We are extremely pleased to have Haworth join the Alliance,” said Craig Zurawski, executive director of the Alliance. “From architectural elements to freestanding furniture, the company’s sustainability approach to their entire product line ensures the solutions they offer are not only great in and of themselves, but also allows them to work together in a holistic environment that can be quickly, easily and inexpensively altered as needs change. This has a profound impact on the sustainability of a building throughout its life cycle.”
In addition to its commitment to creating products that contribute to a high performance green building, Haworth was invited to join the Alliance because of its recognition of sustainability as a critical part of its business strategy and its commitment to greening its own facilities and manufacturing processes.
Haworth has seven LEED-CI Gold-Certified showrooms (Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Washington, DC; Pune, India; San Francisco; and Shanghai, China) as well as four other showrooms that are registered LEED-CI or built to LEED standards (Calgary, Alberta, Canada; New York; Toronto; Zurich, Switzerland). In addition, the company’s headquarters facility is LEED-NC Gold-Certified.