Spec™ hires Jed McKie as new Design Engineer (aka Green Guy) with his primary goal being to help Spec achieve the BIFMA Furniture Sustainability Standard aka "level®". The standard is an open, consensus-based method to evaluate the sustainable attributes of furniture products. It addresses all three aspects of sustainability: environmental, economic and social.
New "Green Guy" Hired
Spec Gives 578 lbs of Food to Local Food Bank
Spec™ employees spent the month of December donating groceries to give to the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank. To this date Spec has donated 1003 lbs of food to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Indoor Air Quality
Spec™ chooses BIFMA FES as their testing standard to measure Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). BIFMA FES is recognized by LEED as equivalent to GREENGUARD. Spec chose BIFMA FES because it's more stringent whereas GREENGUARD is too broad and doesn't address furniture specifically.
Plant Based Foam
Spec™ changes to a more environmentally friendly foam for all seating products. Spec uses new foam technology in all our seating products which displaces up to 25% of the existing non-renewable petroleum materials with a sustainable plant-based substitute. All scrap from this foam is recycled by the manufacturer into carpet backing.