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Knoll, Inc.
Location East Greenville, PA
Organization Type Consumer Products
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 5,000,000
Percentage Green Power 8%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? Yes
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 3/1/2014 - 2/28/2015
Latest Annual Report Received On 7/13/2015
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
Partner Profile
Knoll Inc. produces distinctive office furniture that is not only aesthetically superior, but is very environmentally friendly. It is Knoll's corporate initiative to be environmentally conscience while utilizing sustainable practices in the furniture production, thus reducing emissions and overall energy utilized for the process. There are 4 elements to the Knoll’s green power commitment and sustainable practices; 1) forest stewardship by utilizing materials from well maintained forests, 2) designing and utilizing sustainable and energy efficient buildings LEED Green Buildings while also producing environmentally friendly products that are energy efficient, 3) a comprehensive and aggressive energy management program, and finally 4) producing products that follow green energy initiatives such as LEVEL from BIFMA, SMART program, and the Carbon Disclosure Project. Green power fits well into Knoll's overall goal for designing for the environment. In the 2011 Knoll Environmental report, Lou Newett, the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, was quoted as saying, “We treat sustainability as a business strategy, not a marketing strategy. As a business strategy, we create infrastructure that enables us to perform at a high level on sustainability measures. We have been working on CO2 reduction as part of our business strategy for a long while. First, we focused on reducing energy in our manufacturing processes and facilities. Now we are looking closely at multiple elements in addition to manufacture.”

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