The reviewer for a current project of mine did not accept (pending) the Low Emitting Furniture and made the following comments:
That I did not include the systems furniture for the offices (I listed them as "casegoods- offices", which was probably not the right terminology). Additionally, that I did not include info on the one file cabinet in the room, which is actually PART of the system we used in the office and is under the same certification banner.
That I did not include the file cabinets in two other rooms. Well, one is a small safe. Does the other need to be included? It is neither systems furn nor seating.
That I did not include the conference table in the conference room. Again, neither systems furn nor seating.
Is this a matter of me correcting the terminology for the private offices and explaining the rest? Or do these items really need to be included? I've done several of the same building of this type with the same furniture and this has never come up.
I really hate that there is no message system in the projects anymore to ask them questions. The feedback button takes forever for a response and I hate revising and re-uploading and hope it goes during a final review.
Michael SmithingDirector - Green Building Advisory
Colliers International Ltd.
304 thumbs up
March 20, 2013 - 4:06 pm
The conference table is included in the definition of system's furniture. The safe is not - you will need to highlight what this actually is to the reviewer.
I've always listed the furniture by the name on the order - this corresponds with the MR credits. I make an explanatory note of any furniture which is included in MR but is not systems furniture to avoid comment such as this.
Valerie MolinskiEnvironmental Stewardship Manager
Tarkett North America
102 thumbs up
March 20, 2013 - 4:08 pm
I am submitting it as an ID credit for an NC project, so I did not have the MR credit info to cross reference. I am surprised about the conference table. It has never been requested of the last few of these projects I've had go through that earned this credit. What about the random file cabinet(s)?
504 thumbs up
March 20, 2013 - 5:14 pm
I am surprised about the conference tables, too. I have always treated these as ancillary furniture with no challenges. Free standing conference tables are not necessarily part of a system. File cabinets could go either way I guess.
Linda DavissonSenior Sustainability Strategist
225 thumbs up
September 4, 2013 - 2:30 pm
See the definition of "occasional furniture" - it specifically states furniture in lobbies and conference rooms, therefore conference table is not subject to EQc4.5.