Humanscale Toronto Awarded Gold LEED-CI Certification

Workplace Recognized as Environmentally Responsible and Healthy


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK, July 6, 2010 — The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Humanscale’s new Toronto showroom LEED Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors. This accomplishment is a reflection of Humanscale’s longstanding commitment to the environment, which is applied not only to the design and manufacture of its products, but its office and showroom interiors as well.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary certification program that promotes sustainable building practices and ensures minimal human and environmental health impact from a project. Through the achievement of LEED Gold Certification, Humanscale far exceeded the minimum criteria required for standard LEED Certified status.

Humanscale’s own products were integral in the achievement of numerous LEED points at its Toronto showroom. In addition to a dozen LEED-CI credits in the Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality categories, Humanscale products helped contribute to an Innovation in Design Credit for an Ergonomics Strategy. The USGBC itself set a precedent for an ergo-centric credit when it earned Platinum LEED-CI certification with assistance from Humanscale for its Washington, D.C., headquarters in 2007.

An additional Innovation in Design Credit was awarded for Humanscale’s Education & Outreach Program, which provides public education focusing on green building strategies and solutions.

Additional green features of Humanscale’s Toronto showroom include daylight and outdoor views for 90% of work spaces, a 40% reduction in water use, and 100% utilization of power generated from renewable sources. Plus, 75% of construction waste produced by the renovation was diverted from landfills.

Humanscale has also registered its intent to seek LEED-CI certification for its forthcoming Atlanta showroom and expanded office space at its New York City headquarters.

For more information on Humanscale and the company’s full range of green ergonomic solutions, visit or call 800-400-0625.

About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

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