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Clarifying Sustainability Standards Through Furniture

A mind-boggling number of environmental standards exist. This course compares and explains various sustainability rating tools used in the built environment. We will overlay LEVEL by BIFMA’s rating system to understand the role for furniture in these environments.

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Attributes of Contract Furniture

What drives furniture decisions in the commercial built environment? Key attributes are: Aesthetics,Quality, Craftsmanship, Safety, Performance, Health & Wellness, Sustainability, and Verification. In this course BIFMA, the industry’s trusted voice for commercial furniture, will dive into each of these topics to explain their influence on the decision-making process for furniture in contract environments.

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LEVEL® Sustainability Certification and its Role in the Selection of Furniture

This course offers a review of the content of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 2019 Furniture Sustainability Standard including scope, structure, elements, etc., as well as information on the third party LEVEL certification process. It is intended to familiarize A&D professionals, facility managers, commercial building owners, customers, dealers, and manufacturers with e3 andLEVEL® so that they may understand the specifics of the standard in a framework that showcases how it applies to their need to specify sustainable products.

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Why Standards Matter

This course provides knowledge about BIFMA’s mission and work. The course explains Why Standards Matter to all involved with furniture procurement to ensure decisions are informed by safety, wellness, and sustainability. In this course, you’ll learn about the historical context that drove the need for developing industry-wide furniture performance standards and understand the impact of social, economic, and technological trends on the bottom line for business owners. 

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