Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Humanscale
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Humanscale is the global ergonomics leader with a reputation for designing intuitive products which improve the comfort and health of office workers.
Contact Person: 
Alex Tselepis
Title: 
Sustainability Coordinator
Business Location: 
Manufacturing Facility
220 Circle Drive North
08854 Piscataway , NJ
United States
40° 33' 35.5536" N, 74° 28' 49.0152" W
Phone: 
7325372944
Email: 
Betterworld@humanscale.com
Number of Employees: 
348
Website: 
https://www.humanscale.com/index.cfm
Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Installed LED Lights in the factory. Installed motion sensors on the LED lights. Installed Solar Tubes which funnel large amounts of sunlight into the factory to reduce the amount of lights needed.
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Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
Installed Solar Panels
kWh Saved: 
950,000
Money Saved: 
3,500
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
Donation of Leather Upholstery scraps to Fashion Institute of Technology.
Lbs Saved: 
412
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Collection of plastic wrap and sending bales of material to recycler
Lbs Saved: 
64,042
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Increase diversion rate to 90% and minimize landfill waste as much as possible. Amounts listed are monthly amounts.
Lbs Saved: 
66,960
Money Saved: 
727
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Collecting foam packaging and reusing for shipping parts to/ from other Humanscale facilities
Lbs Saved: 
400
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
Humanscale installed a rainwater catchment system that provides all of the water needed during manufacturing in their Piscataway facility.
Gallons Saved: 
2 603
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
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Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Humanscale has a sustainability team that is composed of four unique and experienced members. The team consists of Jane Abernethy, Sustainability officer; Ross Bergman, Sustainability Engineer; Luke Zhou, Sustainable Materials Specialist; and Alex Tselepis, Sustainability Coordinator. Humanscale has also created a separate group of employees outside of the sustainability team called the Sustainability Champions. They work as an internal Green Team.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Humanscale offers employees and customers products that are made with the utmost considerations for the environment. Humanscale has manufactured one of the only products in the world to be fully Living Product Certified. All Humanscale offices are outfitted with products (including their own) that have the smallest impact on the environment.
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
All of Humanscale's products contribute to LEED points. Many products also have a wide variety of other certifications including: SCS Global Indoor Air Quality Indoor Advantage Gold, LEVEL 1&2, Greenguard Gold and have completed the Living Product Challenge. https://www.humanscale.com/resources/designer-toolkit/green-design.cfm