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level Continuing Education Program Approved for AIA Learning Unit Credit

Wednesday, July 31, 2013  
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CONTACT: Brad Miller, 616-285-3963

Grand Rapids, Mich.
- A&D professionals may now receive one AIA Learning Unit credit for attending an ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard and level®Certification Program continuing education one-hour session.

The level continuing education program is also approved for IDCEC CEU and GBCI CE credit. During the program, trained level faculty members offer technical education for the A&D community, facility mangers, commercial building owners, end users, dealers and manufacturers who wish to understand the specifics of the standard in a framework that showcases how it applies to their everyday need to specify sustainable products.

The continuing education program was recently updated to include information about LEED Pilot Credit 80: Environmentally Preferable Interior Finishes and Furnishings – a credit that specifically recognizes products that have been third-party certified to the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. The purpose of Pilot Credit 80 is to increase the use of interior finishes and furnishings with validated multi-attribute environmental and social profiles.

To schedule a training session for your group contact training@levelcertified.orgor review the list of trained faculty on the website at

About level®

level is the multi-attribute, sustainability standard and third-party certification program for the furniture industry. It was created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment.


BIFMA is the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMAʼs role has been to monitor the state of the industry, serve as a forum for member cooperation and collaboration, sponsor the development and refining of current and future standards, educate on their importance and application, and translate their necessary complexity into more easily understood and implemented formats.


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