Multi-Purpose Chairs Pass Emission Testing

Feb. 23, 2009

HIGH POINT, NC – Davis Furniture, a family-owned and operated manufacturer of contemporary office furniture, recently announced that its multi-purpose chairs have passed BIFMA emissions testing from SCS. 

Indoor Advantage™ … Eight Multi-Purpose Series

Davis Furniture’s Ch@t, Kirkos, Lipse, Loop, Milano, Nyo, Orta, and Zeno completed testing for indoor air quality certification. The independent lab, Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), completed the testing for this certification. All of these products meet all necessary qualifications to be certified for Indoor Advantage™ Gold, Indoor Air Quality Certified, and conforms to the ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standards for open plan and private office and CA 01350 specifications. This Gold certification covers the California special requirements for formaldehyde emissions as covered by CA Section 01350.

Sustainable Goals for the Future … BIFMA SAS Program

The certification of executive and multi-purpose chairs is the first step in documenting Davis’ sustainable efforts. Since early 2008, Davis Furniture implemented procedures, research, and organizing committees to initiate submitting product through the BIFMA SAS Program. This program focuses on a single product, but also analyzes every facility that it is produced in at Davis. It also has corporate requirements in meeting energy, chemical, and social responsibilities.

“As we have approached this internal examination, we have found that we have already achieved in our general corporate practices many sustainable and environmental goals necessary for this program,” states Ashley Williams, Davis’ committee head for SAS.  “This process will prove to be beneficial for our customers, but will make Davis a better steward of the environment, which should be the goal of every manufacturer.”

About BIFMA International

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides an effective forum for members to cooperate and collaborate on appropriate industry issues and testing. As an ANSI accredited standards developer, BIFMA develops voluntary product and industry standards that support safe, healthy and sustainable work environments. BIFMA also publishes key industry statistics; advocates for legislation and government regulation that have a direct impact on the health of the industry; and facilitates meaningful dialogue and education to support its core services and the industry. For more information about this organization, visit

About SCS

For more than two decades, Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has developed internationally-recognized certification programs aimed at establishing the highest levels of environmental improvements, social accountability, and product performance. As a leader in third-party, independent green building product certification, SCS was the first company to offer manufacturers a program for verifying the accuracy of environmental claims on products by having an open and audited process. For more information, call SCS at (510) 452-8000 or visit

About Davis Furniture

Davis Furniture Inc. is a fourth generation, family-owned and operated business in High Point, NC. With more than 202,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities and 165 employees, the company manufactures executive seating, multi-purpose seating, lounge seating, casegoods, and conference tables. Davis’ high design and high quality is matched in the true value that its products offer all markets of the contract industry. For more information, visit

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