Indoor Air Quality Today – Meeting LEEDv4, WELL, and EPA’s New Formaldehyde Rule

SCS Global Services and BIFMA have teamed up to provide a 35-minute presentation on the process required to meet BIFMA’s indoor air quality standard ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011(R2016).  LEED v4, WELL, and other standards and specifications expect products to meet this standard as part of their sustainability goals.  This webinar will be particularly informative for manufacturers new to indoor air quality testing and certification, or who have questions about the process.

This webinar is especially timely in that the proposed revision to the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard makes the current Low Emitting Furniture Credit (Section 7.6.1) a prerequisite. It has been optional in the past but now will assure purchasers that all level® Certified Products also meet BIFMA’s indoor air quality standard.

The webinar will also update participants on the status of the new EPA Formaldehyde Rule.  In July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is implementing a new rule to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from composite wood products. One year after the rule is published, composite wood products that are sold, supplied, offered for sale, manufactured, or imported in the United States will need to be labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant.

Logistics: Indoor Air Quality Today Webinar
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Speakers: Steve Kooy, Sales and Marketing Director, SCS
David Panning, Director of Technical Services, BIFMA

By | 2017-06-09T09:43:41+00:00 November 16th, 2016|News|

About the Author:

Brad is Director of Advocacy and Sustainability for the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), the trade association for the office furniture industry. He coordinates the organization's advocacy activities and sustainability initiatives. He worked for two Members of the United States Congress for sixteen years prior to joining BIFMA and began his government experience in 1977 with Michigan’s State Legislature. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts.