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ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard Joint Committee Meeting
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When: Thursday, April 14, 2016
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: United States

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When: Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Eastern Time
Where: Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

TO:       BIFMA e3 Joint Committee Members and Observers
FROM:   Norman Christopher, Chairperson
SUBJECT:   Joint Committee on BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability
The Joint Committee on BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability will be meeting on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan (located aGrand Valley State University, 50 Front Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)The meeting ischeduled from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (EDT).  The Draft agenda is shown below and a meeting packet will be made available to attendees prior to the meeting.
NOTE 1 - 
Meeting Location Change: 
The e3 Joint Committee meeting at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) next week has been moved from the university’s Bicycle Factory Building to
 their L. William Seidman Center at 50 Front Street SW to better accommodate attendees. Free parking will be available in the Fulton Lot located across from the Fred M. Keller Engineering Laboratories (301 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI) and the entrance to the lot is on the south side of the street, across the street from the Keller Laboratories. The parking is under the expressway and the Seidman Building is a short walk from the back of the parking lot.

NOTE 2 - Call-In Number Change: 
If you would like to participate in this meeting but are unable to attend, you can participate via conference call (please indicate that on your RSVP).  We will be using WebEx (instead of ReadyTalk) for the telephone and Internet connection. Here is the logistical information for participating in the meeting:

ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard Joint Committee Meeting
Where: Telephone/WebEx
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Eastern Time

Access Information
Meeting Number: 193 471 566
Password: This meeting does not require a password.

Audio Connection
Access Code: 193 471 566
Instructions for Joint Committee Members:
Please record whether you plan to attend by March 18th on the NSF International workspace website under the calendar event accessible below.
When you click on ‘planning to attend’, in the gray toolbar, it will then give you the option of clicking on ‘Record my planned attendance’.
Also, if you plan to send a proxy to this meeting, you must submit written authorization for thdesignated proxy to vote in youplace byemail to:
Instructions for Observers:
Please indicate whether you plan to attend by emailing Kianda Franklin ( Include in the email your name, company, and full contact information (email address, phone, mailing address, etc).
Below is a list of hotels that are near the meeting location. 

  1. Courtyard by Marriott - 11 Monroe Ave., NW - 616-242-6000
  2. Holiday Inn Grand Rapids - 310 Pearl Street, NW - 616-235-7611

Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to meeting with you! 
Best Regards,
Kianda Franklin, NSF International

e3 Joint Committee Meeting Agenda

8:30 am - Welcome and Introductions, anti-trust and approval of meeting summary notes

9:00 am - Status of Development and Associated Issues (LEED, EPA, Emissions)

10 am - Work Group 0 (Zero) Report

11 am - WG1, Environmental Impacts Report

12-1 pm - Lunch

1 pm - WG2, Health & Wellness Impacts Report

2 pm - WG3, Social Impacts Report

3 pm - Timeline Review (Work Group Meeting Plans, Balloting Process, etc.)

3:30 - Adjourn

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