The Hum. Minds at Work furniture from Kimball Office is BIFMA Level 1 and SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certified. According to the company, it is free of PVC and chrome and is designed for disassembly for end-of-life recycling. This installation is at the WXIX, Fox 19 studio in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The goal of multi-attribute certifications
is to recognize products that score well across a comprehensive battery of environmental, health, and even social measures. Some of these include full analysis of a product’s life cycle, while others simply use life-cycle thinking to identify the top issues to cover in the certification.
While the field of green building product certifications is awash in single-attribute certifications that address focused issues from product emissions to forestry practices, the industry is increasingly recognizing the need for a more comprehensive review of products.