Knoll, Inc. has announced it has converted its North American operations to electricity from renewable sources at its manufacturing and distribution facilities, including KnollStudio, KnollTextiles and DatesWeiser, reaching 100 per cent green electrical power produced by sources such as wind or low-impact hydro power through investment in Renewable Energy Certificates.
Andrew Cogan, Knoll Chairman and CEO, said, “We’re pleased to demonstrate that we can sustainably power our North American manufacturing and distribution operations, joining other forward-leaning companies committed to addressing climate change with investments in renewable and green energy.”
The company said it has sourced 100 per cent electricity from renewable sources at its owned and leased facilities in North America. In addition, its East Greenville, PA manufacturing site utilizes 100 per cent renewable and green-sourced natural gas. Renewable energy eliminates fossil-fuel based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or air pollutants.
The company added that it expects to use 55,000+ megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy annually at its North American manufacturing and distribution facilities.
“At Knoll we consider environmental, economic and social sustainability in our design and management choices, from what kind of materials are used in our products to the well-being of our associates,” Cogan added. “At the same time, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to contribute to sustainable—and inspiring—workplaces and homes; environments that promote a better world.”
The company recapped the three focus areas that guide its environmental and sustainable design initiatives:
Providing sustainable products and solutions that help its customers achieve the highest level of sustainable performance in the workplace and home.
Improving its own environmental footprint by continually reducing greenhouse gas GHG emissions, consumption of water and diverting waste from landfill disposal.
Reporting progress toward its goals in a transparent and consistent manner.