How to Specify Furniture

Office FurnitureAIA BOMI

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Course approved for AIA and BOMI ceu credits.

As the fight against climate change continues, the importance of specifying environmentally friendly furniture has never been greater. But how can designers and specifiers determine whether the products they specify are as sustainable as they claim, and what role do rating systems play in the process?  

This webinar will explore the world of sustainable furniture design and delve deeper into BIFMA Compliant and Level programs that give designers greater confidence in preparing their specifications.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of furniture standards to ensure safety and durability.
  • Identify key attributes of commercial furniture and their impact on decision-making for safety, sustainability and wellness.
  • Distinguish between environmental product rating systems to determine how they address ecological and wellness impacts.
  • Describe how the LEVEL program works, what it measures and where to find certified products.

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Jennifer Wammack

Director of Outreach

Jennifer Wammack is BIFMA’s Director of Outreach, a role created in 2017 to enhance engagement with influencers of the commercial built environment. Since that time, Jennifer has been the organization’s brand ambassador, communicating BIFMA’s message as the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability, and sustainability standards that ensure product performance and inspire confidence. Jennifer holds a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Management in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College.

Brad Miller

Director of Advocacy & Sustainability

Brad Miller is Director of Advocacy and Sustainability for BIFMA. He coordinates the organization’s government affairs and sustainability initiatives. Before coming to BIFMA, Brad served on the staff of two members of the United States Congress and began his experience in government working with the Michigan State Legislature in 1977. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts.