BIFMA CEU Event — ”Demystifying Furniture’s Role in Sustainability”
August 20, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Eastern
Qpractice Online, FREE!
Join Qpractice members for a special live-only CEU webinar with special guest Lisa Arthofer from Via Seating for BIFMA, for “Demystifying Furniture’s Role in Sustainability,” and get an overview of the LEVEL rating system and other important certifications related to sustainability.
Date & Time: Saturday, August 20 2022, 12PM Eastern
Location: Qpractice Online
A mind-boggling number of environmental standards exist. This course clarifies the process by defining and comparing leading programs on the market and explaining the role of sustainable furniture within each. The course overlays the LEVEL rating system and explains its application and relevance to help demystify furniture’s role in sustainability. You will become conversant in LEVEL by BIFMA and its key role in defining sustainability for furniture.
You will learn the scope and distinctions between building rating systems, transparency protocols, and product certifications. You will learn about the future landscape for sustainability and furniture and the market drivers behind this.
You will also be able to earn 1 hour of IDCEC HSW CEU credit if you attend live; this also satisfies LEED AP or WELL AP general education requirements. We will collect your IDCEC information by form on the webinar day at the end of the presentation.
If you do not have an IDCEC number, you will still fill out the form to verify your attendance, but you will self-report the CEU using the course code shown during the presentation.
**NOTE: There will be no replay, so you must show up live.
BIFMA is an exam topic listed explicitly on the blueprints for all three exams, and the webinar content also relates to sustainability exam topics:
VI. Technical Specifications for Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment and Lighting 15%
Demonstrate understanding of materials and technical specifications (e.g., colorfastness, abrasion resistance, cleanability, reference standards, ANSI/BIFMA)
Demonstrate understanding of sustainability and environmental impact (e.g., recyclability, cradle to cradle, embodied energy, carbon footprint, material sourcing, ratings, and certifications)
I. Project Assessment and Sustainability 15%
Demonstrate understanding of environmental and wellness attributes (e.g., energy and water, conservation, renewable resources, indoor air quality, resiliency, active design)
IV. Code Requirements, Laws, Standards, and Regulations 20%
Demonstrate understanding of environmental regulations (e.g., indoor air quality, energy conservation, material conservation, water conservation)
Demonstrate understanding of reference standards and guidelines (e.g., ADA/Accessibility, BIFMA, ASHRAE, OSHA, NFPA, IBC)
II. Code Requirements, Laws, Standards, and Regulations 30%
Ability to integrate reference standards and guidelines (e.g., BIFMA, ASHRAE, OSHA, NFPA, IBC)