Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
BioFit Seating and Tables are LEED® Compliant
BioFit Seating products comply with indoor air quality requirements set forth by Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) Furniture Emissions Standards. Subsequently, specifiers of any BioFit seating product for use in commercial interiors are eligible to receive credits under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
BioFit voluntarily submitted sample seating to Berkeley Analytical Associates in Richmond, California, for objective, third-party testing of volatile organic compound emission levels. The evaluation was conducted in accordance with certification requirements per the 2011 Test method ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2011 (Furniture & Seating) Acceptance criteria ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 + ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014e Sec 7.6.1 & 7.6.2. Product emissions during the 168-hour test period were measured to determine the levels of potential pollutants. In addition to total VOCs, measurements included emissions of other select, harmful compounds including a variety of aldehydes. At the end of the evaluation, it was determined that BioFit seating successfully met the ANSI/BIFMA requirements, and by doing so was also rated compliant under the requirements of LEED CI EQ Credit 4.5, Low Emitting Material, Systems Furniture and Seating, Option C.
Additionally, all BioFit tables are GREENGUARD Gold certified. As such, these products can be used to earn valuable LEED credits as well as credits under the NAHB Green Building Guidelines and other building codes, standards and specifications.
For more information on ANSI/BIFMA Standard M7.1-2011, visit www.bifma.org.