GRAND RAPIDS – More than 1,800 contract furniture and casegoods products from 41 commercial and institutional furniture manufacturers have been certified under the level program, reports the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn.(BIFMA).
“BIFMA is pleased to announce that the level sustainability certification program for furniture has exceeded the 40 manufacturer mark on the rapidly growing list of companies who produce level certified products. level provides interior designers, architects, facility managers, and others across all industries with an easy method to identify increasingly sustainable products,” BIFMA Executive Director Tom Reardon said in a statement. “We are extremely pleased to see the efforts that these 41 manufacturing companies have made”.
Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level sets performance criteria addressing the environmental and social aspects of product manufacturing, including: Materials, Energy and Atmosphere, Human and Ecosystem Health, and Social Responsibility. Earning the level mark requires validation by an approved third-party certification body.