Sustainability

Sustainability

At Henriksen/Butler, our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices is an extension of our broader goal of being a responsible corporate citizen.

Beyond being the right thing to do, respecting the environment is also good business practice. We believe that continued economic growth and environmental protection are inextricably linked—that quality of life depends on meeting human needs without destroying the environment on which all life depends.

With two LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professionals on staff, we can assist clients and their teams in fully understanding the requirements of the LEED program, and use our knowledge to help their projects meet or exceed LEED goals.

We are proud to associate with and represent some of the world's leading manufacturers of sustainable products, most notably Herman Miller, where designing products with consideration for their environmental impact is a central corporate strategy. With a legacy of environmental stewardship dating back to the 1950s, Herman Miller's interest in the environment began with the strong convictions of its founder, D.J. De Pree, who pledged in 1953 that "Herman Miller will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment." As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and an active participant in creating the LEED protocol, Herman Miller has helped carry the concept of environmental stewardship across industries and around the world.

In 2004, Herman Miller put into place a set of environmental goals that included a zero operational footprint. In the decade since, the company has sharpened its goals around the smart use of resources, eco-inspired design, and becoming community-driven. Its new 10-year sustainability strategy—Earthright—begins with three principles: positive transparency, products as living things, and becoming greener together.