07/26/2012 – Nightingale Annnounces it's ANSI / BIFMA e3 Level 1 Certification

Nightingale is proud to announce that we are officially ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard – level one certified!  In 2009, BIFM International and NSF International released an open, consensus based method to evaluate the sustainable attributes of furniture products.  BIFMA e3 is a voluntary standard providing a pathway towards sustainability by establishing measurable criteria for levels of achievement and/or performance.  By assessing a company’s social actions, energy usage, material selection and human and ecosystem health impacts, level addresses how a product is sustainable 
from multiple perspectives.  Level verifies conformance to the first fully transparent, multi-attribute furniture sustainability standard addressing material utilization, energy and atmosphere impact, human and ecosystem health social responsibility.  All of Nightingale’s products are now included on the Level Certification Program website located at http://levelcertified.org

Nightingale’s Accomplishments: 

  • A baseline for energy and natural gas consumption
  • Functional optimization of parts at new concept development
  • Continuously monitoring supply chain by certificate of analysis submissions for each lot.
  • Dissecting content of each part by obtaining pre and post-consumer recycling rate 
  • ISO 14001:2004 registration in June 2011
  • Bifma e3 sustainability standard level one in June 2012.
  • GreenGuard Certified on all Nightingale products
     

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