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Every Seating Inc. product exceeds the requirements of BIFMA Standard X7.1-2005. Our products meet the criteria for low emission of volatile organic compounds in office furniture.

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The ANSI/BIFMA standards comply with the following:

  • Scientific Certification Systems Indoor Advantage Certification Program
  • NSF International Indoor Air Quality Certification Program
  • Greenguard Environmental Institute (partial adoption)
  • Whole Building Designing Guide, Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers
  • States of Minnesota and California (with CA1350 limits) Purchase Specifications
  • LEED Green Building Rating System

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The LEED Green Building Rating System™ supports global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. By helping projects earn LEED credits, our “Seating Green” chairs support LEED’s whole-building emphasis on sustainable development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

LEED regional credits support environmental goals based on limiting transportation of materials to within a 500-mile radius. Many projects in the Northeast Corridor, Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest can qualify for regional credits when purchasing Seating Inc. products. All projects regardless of location using “Seating Green” products can qualify for the LEED EQ credit 4.5 and MR credit 4.0.

All Seating Inc. chairs* can help customers achieve the following LEED credits:

Commercial Interiors: LEED CI Credit Points (2 available)


EQ CREDIT 4.5 OPTION C – Low-Emitting Materials, Furniture & Furnishings
Requirements: Passing grade for the BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standard by the BIFMA test method M7.1. qualifies: Qualifies for 1 LEED credit point.

MR CREDIT 5.1 – Regional Materials
Requirements: Use a minimum of 20% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (furniture) materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles. Qualifies: Qualifies for 1 LEED credit point, dependent on project location.

New Construction: LEED NC Credit Points (1 available)


MR CREDIT 5.1 – Regional Materials
Requirements: Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 10% (based on cost) of the total materials value. Qualifies: Qualifies for 1 LEED credit point, dependent on project location.

Existing Buildings: LEED EB Credit Points (1 available)


MR CREDIT 4.0 – Sustainable Cleaning Products & Materials
Requirements: Use products upholstered in fabrics with cleaning codes W or WS that can use low environmental impact cleaning fluids. Qualifies: Qualifies for 1 LEED credit point.

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