As part of MillerKnoll, Herman Miller and Knoll recently joined forces to make sustainable product sourcing simple through a combined online platform, ecomedes, where customers can now easily access environmental product information from the collective of brands.
This public resource helps customers buy or specify environmentally preferable products by supplying product-level data and automating product performance calculations that can help contribute to sustainability goals.
“In a world of multiple building standards, product certifications, and environmental acronyms, sustainable product sourcing can be overwhelming,” said Scott Charon, Senior Sustainability Manager at MillerKnoll. “ecomedes makes this effortless. It’s now easy to search for a full online portfolio of products across our collective of brands and get the information you need at the click of a button.”
Through ecomedes, designers, architects, and customers can swiftly sort by brand, category, or popular standards and certifications like LEED through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) or WELL through the International WELL Building Institute. Users can also sort by ecolabels like BIFMA Level, Declare, or SCS Indoor Advantage, and access Environmental Product Disclosures (EPDs). In a single click, users can generate a full project evaluation based on products’ contributions to environmental goals and third-party standards.
“As MillerKnoll, this move to a combined platform is in line with our shared commitment to sustainability – both in how we operate our company to make a positive environmental impact and how we help our customers achieve their goals,” said Gabe Wing, Director of Sustainability at MillerKnoll.
The ecomedes platform currently includes a selection of products from brands like Herman Miller, Knoll, Geiger, HAY, and naughtone. It will grow to include more products and other brands globally across the MillerKnoll collective.
A globally recognized leader in modern design and the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program, Knoll uses modern design to create places people love to be. Our commitment to modern design and ongoing dialogue with designers and customers has yielded a timeless collection of pioneering products for high-performance workplaces, work-from-home settings, and luxury residential interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Knoll has championed sustainable practices in manufacturing, and can help organizations meet their sustainability goals.
MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands and one of the largest and most influential modern design companies in the world. The company is a result of a deep legacy of design, innovation, and social good. The MillerKnoll brand portfolio includes Herman Miller, Knoll, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, DWR, Edelman Leather, Fully, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, KnollTextiles, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, Muuto, naughtone, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt. Guided by a shared vision, common values, and a steadfast commitment to design, MillerKnoll innovates and designs the future while contributing to a more equitable and sustainable future for all.
Ecomedes, Inc. connects buyers and sellers within the built environment through cloud-based software that reduces costs and improves sustainability. Ecomedes, Inc.’s platforms, ecomedes and Mortarr, help institutional and commercial building teams discover, evaluate, and procure optimal building professionals and materials while vetting critical impact factors including energy, water, human health, circularity, and social factors. For manufacturers, these platforms represent a new digital channel for sales and marketing to engage customers in the digital purchase journey. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., you can learn more about these platforms at ecomedes.com and mortarr.com.