Can anyone please confirm whether LEED accept the BIFMA E3 standard without query of the testing methodology? I have the certificates to show compliance with E3 Gold Standard but unsure if we need to provide any additional testing information showing that the E3 standard has been met using ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2007and ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 testing protocol. Many thanks
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June 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm
Tristan covered this question very well on an earlier post:
"I recently got a question about whether a BIFMA "level" certificate (that's BIFMA's multi-attribute green furniture certification) can be used for documenting IEQc4.5. I thought I would post what I learned.
If furniture is level certified, it does not automatically mean that it meets the credit criteria because, similar to LEED, there are multiple paths to meet the certified level, and the path the product might have taken may not line up with LEED's IEQc4.5 requirements.
If the product earned the 7.6.1 point, it would meet IEQc4.5. The dates of testing/certification must also be verified for the LEED credit."