Brad Miller

About Brad Miller

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.

Furniture Sustainability Standard Strengthened

Grand Rapids, MI- The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2019 Furniture Sustainability Standard has been released and updates the e3-2014 version in several notable ways. This revision restructures the standard, first recognized by ANSI in 2010, to harmonize with other leading programs addressing environmental, health, wellness, and social impacts through a product manufacturing, use, and recovery lens. The standard

By | 2019-02-19T14:46:23+00:00 February 19th, 2019|News|

California Technical Bulletin 133 Repealed

Grand Rapids, Mich.– The State of California announced this week that Technical Bulletin (TB) 133, The Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies has been repealed effective January 22, 2019.  TB133 was an open flame test for upholstered seating, which generally required the use of flame-retardant chemicals and additional upholstery operations to apply barrier materials. BIFMA urged repeal

By | 2019-01-25T10:47:02+00:00 January 25th, 2019|News|

Preview the LEED v4.1 Drafts

Review the drafts for all LEED v4.1 rating systems The drafts for all LEED v4.1 rating systems are available to download and review. VIEW THE DRAFTS Get started with LEED v4.1 Drafts are now available for all of the LEED v4.1 rating systems including: LEED v4.1 BD+C LEED v4.1 ID+C LEED v4.1 O+M* *Released in

By | 2018-12-19T13:13:36+00:00 December 19th, 2018|News|

SPLC Fall Webinars Scheduled

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) webinars have been made available to the public this year thanks to the sponsorship of EcoVadis. The next four webinars in their series are listed at the following link: https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org/calendar/ The SPLC was conceived and developed as a collaborative effort. Through strategic partnership and coordination, the council seeks to link institutional purchasers

By | 2018-08-01T16:38:06+00:00 August 1st, 2018|News|

ZDHC recognizes GreenScreen Certified™ Indicator of Level 1 MRSL Conformance

Leading NGO in clean production aligns with apparel & footwear collaboration to transform chemical use in the sector Somerville, Massachusetts – Today Clean Production Action and the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme announced GreenScreen Certified™ as the newest accepted certification standard for ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) Conformance. “The ZDHC MRSL is a

By | 2018-02-21T10:06:52+00:00 February 21st, 2018|News|

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

By | 2018-01-08T14:10:21+00:00 January 8th, 2018|News|

US EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program Commended

In late 2017, the EPA recognized the EPP program with a Bronze Medal for Commendable Service for outstanding work on the EPA Guidelines pilot for assessing environmental performance standards and ecolabels. Many organizations, including BIFMA, worked tirelessly as pilot panel members, a participating standard or ecolabel, or even just interested bystanders. The pilot was completed

By | 2018-01-03T14:21:53+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|News|

BIFMA Director of Outreach Announced

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Following an extensive national search, BIFMA is pleased to welcome Jennifer Wammack to the newly created staff position of Director of Outreach. Ms. Wammack joined the BIFMA team effective November 27. Earlier this year, the BIFMA Board of Directors established a strategic objective to increase demand for products compliant with ANSI/BIFMA standards. 

By | 2017-12-20T14:40:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|News|

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®

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

BIFMA Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Safety should be a priority in all workplaces so that workers everywhere return home to their families and loved ones safe and sound at the end of each day. That’s why BIFMA has endorsed Safe + Sound Week, June 12–18, 2017. Safe + Sound Week is co-sponsored by the Occupational

By | 2017-06-09T09:52:10+00:00 May 24th, 2017|News|