May 24, 2017

BIFMA Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Safety should be a priority in all workplaces so that workers everywhere return home to their families and loved ones safe and sound at the end of each day. That’s why BIFMA has endorsed Safe + Sound Week, June 12–18, 2017. Safe + Sound Week is co-sponsored by the Occupational Safety […]

February 17, 2017

New “EPA Recommended” Icon Announced By GSA — level® Certified Furniture Products More Easily Found

Grand Rapids, Mich. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) added a new icon to their GSAAdvantage! online shopping and ordering service last week and an “EPA Recommended” icon will now identify products that conform to standards, certifications, and ecolabels such as the level Certification Program that have been recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency. […]

December 23, 2016

BIFMA level® Program Recommended for Federal Purchasing

Grand Rapids, Mich. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing yesterday that included the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard & level® Certification Program. BIFMA submitted the sustainability standard and certification program for review during the EPA Guidelines Pilot Assessment process and is pleased to be recognized. BIFMA Executive Director Tom […]

December 20, 2016

OSHA Sustainability White Paper Released

12/20/16 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a white paper this morning entitled Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Protecting Worker Safety and Health.  BIFMA contributed to the agency’s research and the paper, along with a blog, profiles, and tweets can be found on their webpage: www.osha.gov/sustainability.  (press release)

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 […]