This American National Standard was developed to help identify and assess environmentally preferable furniture. The standard allows for multiple levels of achievement and provides an open alternative to proprietary protocols. Includes: Scope, Definitions, Assessing Conformance, Evaluation, and Assessment Criteria in the following areas: Materials - DFE protocol, climate neutral materials, life cycle assessment, material use efficiency, rapidly renewables, bio-based renewables, recycled content, recyclable and biodegradable materials, extended product responsibility, solid waste management, water management; Energy and Atmosphere - energy policy, building energy performance, embodied energy, energy consumption, transportation, renewable energy, greenhouse gasses; Human and Ecosystem Health - compliance, environmental policies, EMS, chemical management plan, chemical inventory, chemicals of concern reduction/elimination, reporting, hazardous waste, emissions, product off-gassing; Social Responsibility - policies, inclusiveness, community outreach, social responsibility reporting, supply chain.
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