GRAND RAPIDS  – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association said it has enhanced its level® certified product database to allow purchasers to identify furniture products that meet specific sustainability criteria.

The level standard includes many credits that map directly to LEED, WELL and other green building rating system credits, such as low emitting materials. Input from specifiers has reinforced the importance of communicating exactly how level certified products support green- building projects. The new database functionality allows users to search on specific sustainability criteria to find products that have the potential to contribute to their projects.

The level database technology platform aligns with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Sustainable Facilities Tool. This provides procurement officials with access to furniture products that meet their purchasing needs through a program recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency

The level searchable product database can be accessed by clicking the Certified Products tab on the level home page at

Founded in 1973, BIFMA is the not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. For more information on the BIFMA standard or level website, contact Brad Miller at BIFMA,


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