Clarifying Sustainability Standards Through Furniture

This course compares and explains various sustainability rating tools used in the built environment including building rating systems, programs that provide information transparency, and certifications used for materials and products. LEVEL(R) by BIFMA's furniture certification program is overlayed throughout to understand the contribution of sustainable furniture in creating spaces with a comprehensive vision for environmental sustainability and human health and wellness.

Jennifer Wammack

Director Outreach & Learning


Jennifer Wammack is BIFMA’s Director Outreach & Learning, a role created in 2017 to enhance engagement with influencers of the commercial built environment. Since that time, Jennifer has been the organization’s brand ambassador, communicating BIFMA’s message as the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability, and sustainability standards that ensure product performance and inspire confidence wherever people work, learn, heal, and play. Prior to BIFMA, Jennifer had a successful career as a commercial textile designer with manufacturers Milliken, Guilford of Maine, and Valdese Weavers. She spent several years with IDA Design, an award-winning furniture design consultancy. As part of that leadership team, Jennifer’s role included design strategy, trend research, marketing, and sustainable practices. Jennifer holds a BFA in Textile Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Management in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College.

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