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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|

New “EPA Recommended” Icon Announced By GSA — level® Certified Furniture Products More Easily Found

Grand Rapids, Mich. - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) added a new icon to their GSAAdvantage! online shopping and ordering service last week and an “EPA Recommended” icon will now identify products that conform to standards, certifications, and ecolabels such as the level Certification Program that have been recommended by the Environmental Protection

By | 2017-06-09T09:47:35+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

BIFMA level® Program Recommended for Federal Purchasing

Grand Rapids, Mich. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing yesterday that included the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard & level® Certification Program. BIFMA submitted the sustainability standard and certification program for review during the EPA Guidelines Pilot Assessment process and is pleased to be recognized. BIFMA Executive Director Tom

By | 2017-06-09T09:43:41+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|News|

OSHA Sustainability White Paper Released

12/20/16 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a white paper this morning entitled Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Protecting Worker Safety and Health.  BIFMA contributed to the agency's research and the paper, along with a blog, profiles, and tweets can be found on their webpage: www.osha.gov/sustainability.  (press release)

By | 2017-06-09T09:43:41+00:00 December 20th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

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

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