Seating is a critical component of the furnishings. High quality ergonomically flexible seating options are paramount in supporting a high quality work environment for each employee. Select seating options that avoid brominated flame retardants, plasticizers, or PVC. Additionally, the seating should be recyclable for proper disposal at the end of its useful life.
- Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly
- Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified
End of Life Tips
- If in good condition, furniture can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them.
- To recycle old furniture contact the manufacturer or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.
For alignment with LEED Standards
Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
- BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
- O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
- Low-emitting furniture contributes to the EQ credit for Low-Emitting Materials in the LEED BD+C and ID+C (v4) Rating Systems.
Low-Emitting Furniture: New furniture and furnishings must be tested in accordance with ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2011 and comply with ANSI/BIFMA e3-2011 Sections 7.6.1 or 7.6.2.
- ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
- O+M EQ: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation