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03/15/2010

‘level’ CEU Sessions Announced

 

The BIFMA Furniture Sustainability Standard was created to deliver the world’s most open and transparent means of evaluating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products for the built environment. level™ is the third-party certification that communicates conformance with the standard.

Two certification bodies—NSF International and Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)—along with BIFMA, recently announced two-hour training sessions (.2 CEU credits) that will provide the architect, interior designer and furniture specifier with an understanding of how level certification works to make the identification of "green" products easier.

The training sessions are being provided at no-charge but registration is limited and required for all sessions. Each session will provide a thorough review and understanding of this multi-attribute standard and the level certification program. The level mark is awarded to products based on performance against assessment criteria in the follow areas:

  •  Materials and Natural Resources
  •  Human and Ecosystem Health
  •  Energy and Atmosphere
  •  Social Responsibility

Visit http://www.leveltraining2010.org and register to attend a session in a city near you.

level Training Dates for Architects, Designers, Specifiers and Customers:

  • Los Angeles, CA – Herman Miller Showroom, March 24
  • San Francisco, CA – Allsteel/Gunlocke Resource Center, March 31
  • Dallas, Texas – Knoll Showroom, April 13
  • Dallas, Texas – Knoll Showroom, April 14
  • Houston, Texas – Houston Marriott West Loop, April 16 (hosted by National Office Furniture)
  • Atlanta, GA – Herman Miller Showroom, May 5
  • Washington, D.C. – TBA
  • New York, NY – izzy+ Showroom, May 20
  • Toronto, ON – Knoll Showroom, June 3
  • Toronto, ON – Knoll Showroom, June 3
  • Chicago, IL – Bretford Showroom, June 23

BIFMA’s mission is to lead, advocate, inform and develop standards for the North American office and institutional furniture industry. The Association serves businesses that are primarily engaged in design, development, marketing and fulfillment of office and institutional furniture products. BIFMA is a not-for-profit organization that provides an effective forum for Members to cooperate and collaborate on appropriate industry issues. For more information, visit www.bifma.org.


 

 
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