Herman Miller and Constellation announced a four-year agreement to power the furnishings manufacturer's Spring Lake, Mich., manufacturing locations with 100 percent renewable energy.
The energy will come from the Harvest II wind project in Elkton, Mich., which is managed by Exelon Generation.
The agreement is expected to supply Herman Miller with roughly 25,000 megawatt hours of wind energy annually
Constellation said that, "The agreement leverages the innovative Constellation Offsite Renewables (CORe) retail offering -- designed to increase access to renewable energy for commercial and industrial customers – that will match the manufacturing location's annual electricity use with renewable energy certificates from the Harvest II wind project. Structured similarly to standard retail power agreements, CORe allows businesses to gain access to renewable energy without the significant hurdles that accompany offsite renewable Power Purchase Agreements."
Constellation has a suite of CORe offerings across the country. This agreement is the first in Michigan.
The Spring Lake campus is made up of two vertically integrated steel manufacturing facilities that fabricate, powder coat, and assemble numerous products, including height adjustable tables, filing and storage systems, and desking.