Humanscale’s winning trio

Humanscale’s Liberty Side chair, Access Rail and CPU600 have been recognized by the 2008 Green Dot Awards for their exceptionally sustainable designs. The Green Dot Awardswhich strive to reward and promote forward-thinking businesses that create environmentally friendly products or servicesreceived thousands of entries from more than 25 countries.The use of 100% recycled and 100% recyclable aluminum is integral to the design of each of Humanscale’s Green Dot-honored products. The Liberty Side Chair, Access Rail and CPU600 are all made primarily of aluminumHumanscale’s material of choice because it can be infinitely recycled and because it boasts an intrinsic and ever-increasing scrap value, which increases the likelihood that it will be recycled. In addition, the energyand, consequently, greenhouse gasesassociated with aluminum recycling is just 5% of that linked to virgin smelted aluminum.Humanscale’s Liberty Side chair, designed by Niels Diffrient as a complement to his multi-award winning Liberty Task and Conference chair, offers beautiful styling and uncompromising comfort for side chair applications. Overall, the Greenguard-Certified Liberty Side chair contains 85% recycled content and can help projects earn valuable credits toward LEED certification.Designed by the Humanscale Design Studio as a series of rails and posts that can be infinitely configured to fit any workstation, the Access Rail allows users to mount and ergonomically position work toolsincluding monitors, task lights, telephones and printerswhile clearing valuable desktop space. It boasts 97% recycled content overall and may be integral in the achievement of LEED credits.The CPU600, also designed by the Humanscale Design Studio, is an easy-to-install, under-desk-mounted CPU holder that provides convenient, ergonomic access to cables, ports and drives while storing the CPU off the floor for a safer and cleaner work environment. Its 360-degree swivel and horizontal glides bring the CPU within easy reach and eliminate the user’s need to assume awkward positions to access ports and drives. The CPU600 contains 51% recycled content by weight.For more information about Humanscale and the company’s full range of environmentally friendly, ergonomic solutions, visit or call 800-400-0625.Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic tools for a more comfortable workplace. Our innovative seating, monitor arms, lighting, keyboard supports, and other ergonomic solutions are designed to improve the health, efficiency and quality of work life.Humanscale products are based on the belief that when design solves a functional problem as simply and elegantly as possible, the resulting form will be honest and timeless. This philosophy has served us well: Humanscale was the only contract furniture manufacturer named among I.D. Magazine’s top ten “enterprises that help push design forward” along with other design-driven companies including Nike and BMW. And our Liberty chair is the only task seating solution featured in the National Design Triennial at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Liberty joins the Apple iPod and Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jet, among others, as one of the most important design innovations of the past three years.Humanscale is committed to environmental sustainability and continually strives to design, engineer and manufacture products that:Weigh less, requiring less raw materialUse fewer parts and manufacturing processesContain a high percentage of recycled contentContain a high percentage of recyclable contentHumanscale is also a proud supporter of World Wildlife Fund, and our founder and CEO, Robert King, has served on WWF’s National Council since 1999.