BIFMA Introduces New Sustainability Standard


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 BIFMA Introduces New Sustainability Standard
The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association's new product certification program, level, will verify conformance to the first fully transparent, multi-attribute furniture sustainability standard addressing material utilization, energy and atmosphere impacts, human and ecosystem health, and social responsibility.

 NYC Student Wins National ACE Design Competition
Officials from the Construction Industry Round Table and the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Mentor Program of America recently announced the winner of their third design competition.

 Mannington to Recycle More Than 19 Million Pounds of Post-Consumer VCT
Mannington Commercial recently announced an innovative environmental initiative to reclaim and recycle post-consumer vinyl composition tile, helping to reduce the more than 1 billion pounds of VCT disposed of in America’s landfills each year.

 New Brand Celebrates Customers' Critical Role
nora systems Inc. recently announced the global launch of its new brand, "nora, All About Flooring, All About You." The new brand celebrates the critical role customers play as a catalyst for high-performance, environmentally friendly solutions born of innovative design.


 Redefining the Value of Design

By Jim Toy

A tumultuous economy is no excuse for A&D professionals to stop articulating the importance of the services they offer.


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