Furniture Sustainability Standard Revision Proposed

We are happy to announce that a revised version of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard has been sent out for ballot and public comment. Joint Committee members for this standard will be voting on the update between now and January 19, 2018.  The public comment period will close on February 19, 2018. Here is the Public Review announcement that appeared in ANSI Standards Action on 1/5/2018:

NSF International
BSR/BIFMA e3-201x, BIFMA e3-201x, Furniture Sustainability Standard
(revision of ANSI/BIFMA e3-2017)
This Standard is applicable to all business and institutional furniture; this includes but is not limited to moveable walls, systems furniture, desking systems, casegoods, tables, seating, and accessories. The Standard is also applicable to materials and components manufactured by suppliers to furniture manufacturers
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Comment Deadline of 2/19/2018
We would like to thank everyone who contributed their time and expertise to the development of this revision, especially the stakeholders who participated in many work group meetings to finalize this necessary update of e3 standard. Their advice and counsel over the years has been invaluable to the development of this leadership standard for furniture. The revision addresses some of the most common questions that purchasers and users have had since its inception and keeps it at the forefront as the most credible tool for the selection of furniture addressing environmental, health, wellness, and social impacts. LEVEL certification of products will mean more than ever before with this advancement!
By | 2018-01-08T14:10:21+00:00 January 8th, 2018|News|

About the Author:

Brad is Director of Advocacy and Sustainability for BIFMA, the trade association for the office furniture industry. He coordinates the organization's advocacy activities and sustainability initiatives.