Spec™ products have been level® certified by an independent, third party audit firm to conform to the BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.
level® 2 goes far beyond indoor air quality and takes into account how a product is sustainable from multiple perspectives, such as a company’s social actions, energy usage, material selection and human and ecosystem impacts. level® 3 takes the standard further within aforementioned categories conforming to a more stringent sustainability criteria.
BIFMA International is the recognized leader in developing standards for the North American office and institutional furniture industry.
Spec product is HHI compliantHealthy Interiors goal of the Healthier Hospitals Safer Chemicals Challenge, Version 2.0 ensures that 30% of the annual volume of furnishings and furniture purchases (based on cost) eliminate the use of formaldehyde, perfluorinated compounds, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), antimicrobials*, and flame retardants**.
*Triclosan and triclocarban are explicitly prohibited. No other added or built-in chemical antimicrobials are allowed unless they are registered with the U.S. EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and have published data that show efficacy in a hospital/clinical setting measured by a reduction in healthcare associated infections (HAIs) as part of comprehensive infection control measures. Antimicrobials added to materials or products for the sole purpose of preserving the product are exempt.
**Eliminate the intentional use of all flame retardants where code permits. When flame retardant chemicals are necessary to meet code requirements, use chemicals that meet GreenScreen Benchmark 3 or 4 or their equivalent.
Spec's MAS certificate