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Furniture

Last Updated: 09/30/19 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

Office furniture includes seating, desks, storage units, file cabinets, tables and systems furniture (or "cubicles") used in virtually all federal offices. Most office furniture is made of wood or steel.

Product Details
  • Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
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Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Additional Guidance

See also Office Furniture Components product for recommended recycled content levels for various furniture components.

Beginning in December 12, 2017, composite wood products must meet Environmental Protection Agency limits on emissions of formaldehyde. Composite wood product means hardwood plywood made with a veneer or composite core, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard.

Furniture certified to the BIFMA standard may be available from contractors on the following GSA Multiple Award Schedule:

  • Schedule 71 All SINS
Potential LEED Contributions

This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) categories. This includes the specialty areas of: New Construction and Major Renovation, Existing Buildings, Core & Shell, Schools, Retail, Data Centers, Warehouse and Distribution Centers, Hospitality, and Healthcare. Specific credits are:

  • Indoor Environmental Quality - Low-Emitting Materials
  • Materials & Resources - Building Product Disclosure & Optimization
    • Environmental Product Declarations
    • Sourcing of Raw Materials
    • Material Ingredients

* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.

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