October 5, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nicole Cook
616-285-3963 ext. 19
BIFMA level® Website Introduces Enhanced Search Capability
Grand Rapids, Mich. – The level® certified product database has been enhanced 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 http://levelcertified.org. For more information on the BIFMA standard or level website, please contact Brad Miller at BIFMA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BIFMA is the not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry.
Our industry’s service to our customers – providing healthy, comfortable, and productive workspaces – rests on an infrastructure of engineering and materials standards. These standards, founded on centuries of craft and enhanced by ever-advancing science, embody the best of our knowledge on safety, ergonomics, and sustainability.
At BIFMA, we sponsor the development and refining of standards, explain their importance and application, and translate their necessary complexity into more easily understood and implemented formats. We also monitor the state of the industry, serve as a forum for member cooperation and collaboration, interact with international counterparts, and advocate for regulatory conditions that foster value and innovation.