My Resource Library (MRL) Connects To The level® Data Platform

Grand Rapids, Mich. – The creators of MyResourceLibrary.com (MRL), an online design resource for thousands of contract products, have signed a data partnership agreement with BIFMA and ecomedes that will allow users to more quickly find information on products that meet the ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Sustainability Standard. Those products have been independently verified through the level® Certification Program.

The addition of level-certified products that have addressed environmental and social impacts enhances the search results within the MRL platform. The inclusion of level-certified products supports MRL’s goal to be the leading resource of digital content for the contract furniture industry. Access to level certified product information will be a feature of MRL 4.0 when formally released.

BIFMA Executive Director, Thomas Reardon, praised the MRL team for joining the trade association in a data partnership. “It’s been our goal to get better information to the professionals who need it. And, since the upgrade and launch of our new level database, we’ve been building that capability.” Reardon said, “It’s what ecomedes believes as well and it’s why we chose them as our technology partner. Our industry is moving faster than ever before. Designers, architects, and specifiers need better information, faster, from whatever platform of they choose. And now with MRL we’re taking an even bigger step towards that goal.”

Access to MyResourceLibrary.com is free and has more than 200 contract furniture manufacturer and design brand binders available for use. Access to the level website and database is free as well!

 

About BIFMA – BIFMA is the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMAʼs role has been to monitor the state of the industry, serve as a forum for member cooperation and collaboration, sponsor the development and refining of current and future standards, educate on their importance and application, and translate their necessary complexity into more easily understood and implemented formats. – https://www.bifma.org

About ecomedes – For over 20 years, the ecomedes team has worked on sustainability issues for industry leaders and companies grappling with the issue. They are focused on simplifying how product performance data aligns with customer needs. They support buyers and sellers by bringing clarity to complicated decision making. – https://www.ecomedes.com

By | 2017-06-09T09:43:41+00:00 June 7th, 2017|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.