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BIFMA Chemicals Summit 2015

The second BIFMA Chemicals Summit on April 21-22 in Chicago, Illinois at the Merchandise Mart will outline the future direction for chemical responsibility in the furniture industry by: 

  • Examining what has happened over the last two years since our first summit such as the USGBC harmonization initiative, the release of LEED v4, the BIFMA Material IQ (MiQ) Pilot, and other initiatives. 
  • Communicating BIFMA's goal to align the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard and level® Certification Program with the current  practices of identification, assessment and reporting of chemicals.

  • Shaping the future for our industry and others with respect to green chemistry leadership. 

 


Tuesday April 21 - Day 1

  • 10:00 am - Opening Remarks: Tom Reardon, BIFMA Executive Director
  • 10:15 am - Keynote: Michelle Moore, International WELL Building Institute
  • 11:30 am - Morning Presentations:
         a.  Harmonization Task Group Report
         b.  Material IQ (MiQ) Pilot Briefing & Perspectives
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch & Networking
  •   1:30 pm - Facilitated Information Sessions:
         a.  Understanding Harmonization Session
         b.  MiQ Session: James Ewell, GreenBlue
  • 4 - 5 pm - Keynote: Paula McEvoy - Perkins+Will

Wednesday April 22 - Day 2

  •   8:30 am - Opening Remarks: Tom Reardon, BIFMA
  •   8:40 am - Morning Keynote: Cheryl Durst, International Interior Design Association
  •   9:10 am - Mapping the Complexity Session
  • 10:30 am - The Suppliers' Perspective         
  • 11:15 am - Keynote: Brendan Owens, USGBC
  • 12:00 pm - Adjourn Summit

Wednesday April 22 - BIFMA Member Meeting

  •  1 - 3 pm - BIFMA Material IQ Pilot Session
  •  3 - 5 pm - BIFMA e3/level Session

 

 





 









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