Woodworking Network, in conjunction with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assocation, will present a free webcast on level™, the sustainability standard and third-party certification program for the business and institutional furniture manufacturing industry.

The webcast will premiere at 11:30 a.m. EST/8:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, February 16.

The program will feature Tom Reardon, executive director of BIFMA; Mendy Claridge, Leed AP ID+C sustainable & technical product solutions manager of National Office Furniture; and Vanessa Hartke, director of sales and marketing, first office LEED AP at OFS Brands Inc. Bill Esler, associate publisher and editor-in-chief of Woodworking Network, will moderate.

Sponsors of the program include BIFMA, Stiles Machinery Inc. of Grand Rapids and the 3rd Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference, March 17-18 in Indianapolis.

level was created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products going into offices, institutions and other buildings. The level name and mark is awarded based on performance against a variety of sustainability assessment criteria.

By attending this webcast, you will learn credit requirements across four sections of level:

  • Materials and Natural Resources
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Human and Ecosystem Health
  • Social Responsibility

Presenters will also explain:

  • What is the level standard?
  • What is the impact on records and reports?
  • How does it affect manufacturing, sourcing and productivity?
  • How has it affected buying patterns?

Click here for more information and to register.

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