November 16, 2016

Indoor Air Quality Today – Meeting LEEDv4, WELL, and EPA’s New Formaldehyde Rule

SCS Global Services and BIFMA have teamed up to provide a 35-minute presentation on the process required to meet BIFMA’s indoor air quality standard ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011(R2016).  LEED v4, WELL, and other standards and specifications expect products to meet this standard as part of their sustainability goals.  This webinar will be particularly informative for manufacturers new […]

October 5, 2016

BIFMA level® Website Introduces Enhanced Search Capability

October 5, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nicole Cook 616-285-3963 ext. 19 E-mail: ncook@bifma.org BIFMA level® Website Introduces Enhanced Search Capability Grand Rapids, Mich. – The level® certified product database has been enhanced to allow purchasers to identify furniture products that meet specific sustainability criteria. The level standard includes many credits that map directly to LEED, […]

September 14, 2016

level® Certified Furniture Products Support LEED Pilot Credit

A new pilot credit in the LEED Rating System for “Certified Multi-attribute Products and Materials” (Pilot Credit 112) was launched recently that builds upon Pilot Credit 80 for “Environmentally Preferable Interior Finishes and Furnishings”. BIFMA’s level Certification Program is again listed as acceptable for use in LEED projects utilizing this pilot credit. The intent of […]

March 7, 2016

level® Recognized as USGBC Approved Program for MR Credit

March 3, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nicole Cook 616-285-3963 ext. 19 E-mail: ncook@bifma.org level® Recognized as USGBC Approved Program for MR Credit Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Steering Committee has approved the level® Certification Program as a “USGBC […]

October 21, 2015

level® is included in the EPA’s Recommendations for federal furniture purchasing

BIFMA’s level® certification program is included on the EPA’s Recommended Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels for federal furniture purchasing. level is now approved for use by federal purchasers to meet the President’s Executive Order 13693 – requiring that 95% of all federal purchasing be environmentally preferable products and services. http://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/epas-recommendations-specifications-standards-and-ecolabels On March 19, 2015, EPA announced […]

September 17, 2015

BIFMA To Revise Sustainability Standard with Support from Healthy Materials Expert

September 8, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nicole Cook 616-285-3963 ext. 19 E-mail: ncook@bifma.org Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) is excited to announce the launch of a process to revise the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. The standard has been very successful since it’s release in 2008 with more than 60 […]

March 18, 2015

BIFMA Announces 2nd Chemicals Summit

The Future of Green Chemistry Leadership for the Furniture Industry Contact – Tom Reardon Email – treardon@bifma.org Grand Rapids, MI  –  The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) recently announced that its second Chemicals Summit will be held April 21-22, 2015 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL. Keynote presenters include Michelle Moore of The WELL […]

December 11, 2014

e3-2014 Guidance Manual Available

December 11, 2014 – The Guidance Manual for the ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014 Furniture Sustainability Standard is now available at the BIFMA website store. You can find it here: https://www.bifma.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=185078 The e3 Guidance Manual provides helpful suggestions, potential strategies, references, resources and other information to assist product manufacturers with credit compliance. The Guidance Manual includes the text of […]

June 27, 2014

BIFMA Releases New Version of Furniture Sustainability Standard

For Immediate Release  Media Contact: Reva Revis: 312-929-5025 E-mail: reva@revarevis.com BIFMA Releases New Version of Furniture Sustainability Standard Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) recently announced release of the ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014 Furniture Sustainability Standard. This revised edition replaces the 2012 edition. The new edition of the standard is the result of work […]

April 25, 2014

9 City level® Tour Announced

2014 level Roadshow: Design community CEUs on BIFMA’s sustainability standard and third-party certification program. More information at: http://new.pitchengine.com/pitches/930ecae2-f83a-4554-85cb-079939637a6f