8% Source: BIFMA
(2014 figures) Note: Table made from pie chart.
This study was conducted jointly with a working group of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA
) (1) International, Furniture Emissions Standard (FES) Subcommittee, in support of the development of the BIFMA
Since 1973, BIFMA
has played a leading role in the development of business and institutional furniture standards.
Not only is the contract furniture manufacturer registered with an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, certified under the BIFMA
level[R] standard for product sustainability, as well as Chain-of-Custody certified under the Forest Stewardship Council, but its casegoods and table manufacturing facility in Santa Claus, IN, was recently named Indiana's first LEED[R]-certified office furniture plant.
Indoor Advantage is based on emission criteria established in the BIFMA
Standard for Low-Emitting Office Furniture Systems and Seating (ANSI/BIFMA
5 credit for office furniture, as well as BIFMA
United States BIFMA
standards and Canadian CGSB and other standards;
Lockdowel assembly has been certified by WI, BIFMA
and passes all the AWI strength tests, but that only matters if it can be plugged into the woodshop owners CAD program on his CNC quickly, and produce revenue - and we can
Sustainably manufactured, the casegoods line is backed by "credentials" from both SCS Indoor Advantage Gold for indoor air quality and the BIFMA
level 2 certification.
Emissions peak within a couple of weeks of production and then slowly dissipate, says Tom Reardon, executive director of furniture trade group BIFMA
Most offerings meet BIFMA
level one and indoor air quality standards, and can help Kimball Office customers attain LEED certification.
level certified products can be used toward LEED points under USGBC's Pilot 80 program.