CHICAGO - Pursuers of LEED green certification may now qualify to earn credit for specifying level-certified furniture products under the USGBC’s new Pilot Credit 80: Environmentally Preferable Interior Finishes and Furnishings. Pilot Credit 80 is a credit that specifically recognizes products that have been third-party certified to the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture.

LEED Points Now Given for Sustainable Furniture Scot Horst, Senior Vice President, LEED, USGBC, made the announcement at the Business & Furniture Manufacturer Association's 2013 Annual Meeting.

BIFMA and the office furniture industry have been at the forefront of sustainability and transparency in product manufacturing and its willingness to engage with USGBC has created a uniquely collaborative process that is helping to encourage increasingly sustainable buildings,” Horst said.

Chuck Saylor, CEO & Founder, izzy+, and president of the BIFMA Board of Directors, said, “The full inclusion of level products in this LEED Pilot Credit is a huge win for an industry that has worked tirelessly to meet market demand for increasingly sustainable furniture products.”

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.