Energy | Living Product Challenge | Humanscale

ENERGY

Humanscale has implemented renewable energy as we work to create a manufacturing environment that gives more back to the earth and its communities than it takes.

Reducing our Footprint. Increasing our Handprint.

Living Products will be designed to generate or conserve more energy over their entire life cycle than is required to produce them.

Footprint

A footprint is the measure of negative impact on the Earth's ecosystems. Our Life-Cycle Assessment calculates the amount of water, energy and carbon used across our supply chain: from extraction of resources, to processing, manufacturing, assembly, and shipping.

Handprint

A handprint is the measure of positive impacts on the environment. It is calculated from improvements in our materials, processes and operations, or from new activities and initiatives we implement to make a positive contribution.

Our Energy Footprint

The goal of the Living Product Challenge is to ensure that the sum total of all footprints and handprints equals an overall positive contribution to the earth.

2,427,426

kWh per year

Diffrient Smart Chairs

2,570,789

kWh per year

Float Tables

4,998,216

kWh per year

Net Energy in Manufacturing

Net Positive Energy

We have calculated our total energy footprint by looking at how energy is used by our facilities, shippers and suppliers. By 2019, with help from programs we are implementing to increase energy efficiency in various parts of the world, Humanscale's energy handprint will be larger than our footprint.

Positive Environmental Handprint

We continually reduce our footprint as much as possible. Once production becomes extremely efficient, the footprint will stay fairly constant from year to year.

2019

9,458,672

Net Positive Handprint

4,460,456 kWh

Negative Environmental Footprint

Energy is primarily used for the formulation of polypropylene and nylon, injection molding of nylon, and die casting aluminum.

2017
2018

4,998,216

1,815,830

4,363,444

Negative Environmental
Footprint

4,998,216 kWh

04

Net Positive
Energy

The manufacturer must develop and publicly share a three-year plan to reduce the product's energy footprint and create an energy handprint greater than the footprint.

255%

Solar panels in our factory produce two and a half times the energy required to assemble Diffrient Smart chairs and Float tables.

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Energy | Living Product Challenge | Humanscale
Humanscale has implemented renewable energy as we work to create a manufacturing environment that gives more back to the earth and its communities than it takes.