Denise Van Valkenburg
Eco-Inspired Design/Sustainability Manager, Herman Miller, Inc.
Denise Van Valkenburg, PE, LEED AP, is the Eco-Inspired Design/Sustainability Manager at Herman Miller, Inc. She manages the team that works with new product development by assisting them in the implementation of Herman Miller’s Eco-inspired Design program. Her experience includes coordinating product certifications, managing life cycle assessment work, material chemistry, researching less toxic alternatives, environmental compliance, management systems and many other sustainability initiatives. Denise currently chairs BIFMA’s e3 standard’s Health and Wellness workgroup as well as the Chemical Subcommittee. She is a member of the USGBC Harmonization Task Group and is involved with numerous other committees and workgroups involving product and corporate sustainably including LEED, ASTM, BIFMA, HPDC and NSF.