Humanscale Partners with ecomedes to Make it Easier to Source and Buy Sustainable Office Furniture
August 11, 2020
Humanscale, the leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life, today announced a partnership with ecomedes, a pioneer of solutions that support sustainable building product purchasing, and the launch of a new portal that will simplify the discovery and evaluation of Humanscale products for workspace furniture buyers concerned with health and sustainability. Designed for use by building owners, designers, distributors and AEC professionals seeking furniture that meets sustainability requirements cost-effectively, the portal leverages a free-access sustainable product search engine from ecomedes that includes over 10,000 different building product brands and 700,000 unique building products. The Humanscale portal is customized to meet the specific needs of Humanscale’s customer audiences and internal teams. For a demo of how to use this portal, please watch this video.
Construction Executive reported that building product manufacturers are increasingly recognizing the need to consistently report their product sustainability certifications, meet as many standards as possible, and present this information in a way that assists owners and designers. Ecomedes meets this need for Humanscale’s sales, marketing, QA and technical teams by applying the company’s extensive knowledge of how product information is being used by building product buyers to the portal’s design. Ecomedes also extends Humanscale’s visibility to a larger sustainable purchasing audience via its product database offering.
“We have always been strong advocates of a comfortable, healthy and sustainable office environment - whether in the office or working at home,” said Leena Jain, CMO of Humanscale. “We are excited to partner with ecomedes to provide better transparency and rapidly respond to customer questions regarding the sustainable profile of our products. As many of our sales and marketing teams are now selling digitally from home, this online portal will also shorten the time to deliver updated product sheets and RFP responses.”
“Humanscale’s brand evokes good health combined with stunning style. At ecomedes, our mission is to make their brand commitment, like those of other sustainable building product manufacturers, easily identifiable by buyers who care - all the while helping to dispel the myth that sustainable products are unjustifiably more expensive,” said Kathleen Egan, CEO of ecomedes.
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity.
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Ecomedes streamlines the processes of collection, maintenance, discovery, comparison, documentation and performance analysis for over 700,000 sustainable building products carrying over 35 different ecolabel certifications across 10,000 manufacturing brands. Building owners, design teams and general contractors like the US General Services Administration, KMD Architects and DPR Construction use ecomedes to save valuable time searching for and documenting product selections while ensuring that sustainability guidelines are met. Building product manufacturers like Armstrong, Humanscale, Certainteed, and Tarkett also save valuable time for their sales and marketing teams by capturing, presenting and updating product certification information in a way that supports their buyers’ needs. As a result, ecomedes contributes to critical advances in building industry practices that support people and planet as well as profitability. Ecomedes is headquartered in San Francisco. For information visit http://www.ecomedes.com