Local, iconic, and sustainable: Herman Miller’s Team 53 helps design energy-efficient homes
Rapid Growth, September 18, 2014
The global modernist furniture icon, Herman Miller, which is responsible for bringing the world the famed Eames Lounge Chair, is invested in far more than simply sitting in style and comfort. Since 1953, the manufacturing company has made it a mission to be “a good steward of the environment,” as declared by founder D. J. DePree.
In honor of that momentous year and DePree’s goals, a group at Herman Miller founded Team 53, which is “charged with reengaging our employees to bring their creative ideas forward to inspire others to build a better world,” according to the company’s website. In an effort to spearhead environmentally minded change across West Michigan and beyond, Team 53 partnered with the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) to offer deeply discounted home energy assessments, or audits, to employees of the company, and now has extended the program to friends and families of Herman Miller.