EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Why The Furniture in Your School Will Never Be the Same

  • Description: To be future ready on your campus, it’s clear that spaces – including furnishings – need holistic approaches to design, selection, cleaning, maintenance, and sustainability to address the needs of students and staff. Answers for furniture are found in understanding the importance of ANSI/BIFMA Standards that ensure safety, performance, sustainability, and wellness for all users. BIFMA’s newest standard, Furniture Surfaces: Design and Durability for Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting, provides timely guidance for post-pandemic protocols. This panel of experts from BIFMA and the furniture industry will discuss practical application of BIFMA standards and what you need to know.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom B118
  • Track:Environment/Health/Sustainability
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Distributors, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Understand the impact of the pandemic and its change to the interior furnishings.
  • Learning Objective 2:Understand how furniture standards related to safety, sustainability and cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Evaluate appropriate furniture for your environment.
  • Learning Objective 3:Apply best practice for health and safety while balancing the facility perspective and comfort of those who use spaces.
  • Learning Objective 4:Collect knowledge by tapping into panel and fellow attendees to gain insight for your pressing questions through robust Q&A section.