The online platform will help Steelcase customers access environmental product information and identify solutions that help them achieve sustainability goals.
Grand Rapids, MI, Sept. 19, 2023 – To create better futures for the world we share, Steelcase, a global design and thought leader in the world of work, has partnered with online database Ecomedes to streamline how architects, designers and customers can access Steelcase product sustainability information to design workspaces with intention.
A free online resource, Ecomedes allows users to specify environmentally preferable products by supplying product data and automating product performance calculations that help customers achieve their sustainability goals. Through the platform, users can generate a full project evaluation based on products’ contributions to environmental goals and third-party standards.
Steelcase now features 294 office solutions on the Ecomedes website, including high-performance seating, height-adjustable desking, architectural and desking systems, storage, accessories and more. Solutions from the Steelcase family of brands, including Orangebox® and West Elm Work, can also be found in the Ecomedes database, providing users with even more eco-conscious choices that fit various aesthetics.
“We are excited to add such a wide range of products to the Ecomedes website and make it simple for people to find quality solutions to furnish their offices and remote workspaces without doing extra research to factor in sustainability,” said Mary Ellen Mika, director of sustainability for Steelcase. “As designers and makers, we understand that our work has an impact on the planet. We know we have a responsibility to do better for the world we share and therefore take critical, science-based actions across our entire enterprise to reduce our role in climate change—so that we can help build a more sustainable and resilient future.”
When visiting the Ecomedes website, users can easily sort by brand, category or popular standards and certifications like LEED® through the United States Building Council or WELL through International WELL Building Institute. Users can also sort by ecolabels like Declare, GreenCircle, Life Cycle Assessment, WaterSense Certified, Environmental Product Disclosures and more.
In addition to sharing its products on the Ecomedes database, Steelcase also lists 418 products on the Origin database and the Mindfulmaterials library; both databases provide information for the industry’s most sustainable products. Steelcase also continues to lead the contract office furniture industry with the most BIFMA LEVEL®-certified products, which certifies products to the highest standards for sustainable design.
Established in 1912, Steelcase is a global design and thought leader in the world of work. We help people do their best work by creating places that work better. Along with more than 35 creative and technology partner brands, we design and manufacture innovative furnishings and solutions for the many places where work happens — including learning, health and work from home. Our solutions come to life through our community of expert Steelcase dealers in approximately 770 locations, as well as our online Steelcase store and other retail partners. Founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steelcase is a publicly traded company with fiscal year 2023 revenue of $3.2 billion. With our 12,000 global employees and dealer community, we come together for people and the planet — using our business to help the world work better.
About Ecomedes, Inc.
Ecomedes is an enterprise-grade cloud software platform dedicated to simplifying sustainable decision-making for responsible resource management. It provides manufacturers, CRE owners, and construction project teams with tools and information to make informed choices regarding sustainable product selection and procurement to help reduce both building costs and climate impact. The platform offers the most comprehensive database of certifications across the widest range of products, and the Mortarr.com visual designer collaboration suite. Users can search on specific sustainability criteria such as energy efficiency, recycled content, or environmental certifications or can search by design inspiration. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, you can learn more at our website www.ecomedes.com.