Products eligible for LEVEL® certification include all business and institutional furniture. This includes but is not limited to moveable walls, systems furniture, desking systems, casegoods, tables, seating, and accessories.
Qualification for LEVEL® certification under the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard requires conformance with criteria under four specific categories:
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Human and Ecosystem Health
- Social Responsibility
Points earned under each of these categories determine the level of certification earned:
- level 1. The first tier of certified performance
- level 2. Additional milestones of performance achieved
- level 3. The highest level of performance recognized
Certification to LEVEL® attests that the product, the manufacturing facility, and the company responsible for the product brand, have been evaluated by an accredited third-party certification body against the multi-attribute criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.