level is the sustainability certification program for furniture. It is a multi-attribute evaluation of the environmental and social impacts of furniture products. Products are certified level 1, level 2, or level 3 (3 being the highest certification), by a third-party, independent certifying body that measures compliance with the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. All HPFi® products have been certified to level 2 by SCS Global Services.
Currently (as of May 30, 2013), level certified products that have attained the low emitting credit (7.6) in e3, can also contribute to the low-emitting attribute of LEED. BIFMA continues to collaborate with the USGBC and other green rating systems to secure greater recognition of furniture products in the various rating systems.