by Brianna Crandall — June 23, 2017 — The creators of MyResourceLibrary.com (MRL), an online design resource for thousands of contract products, have signed a data partnership agreement with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and sustainable purchasing platform ecomedes that will allow users to more quickly find information on products that meet the ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Sustainability Standard. Those products have been independently verified through the level Certification Program for sustainable furniture.
The addition of level-certified products that have addressed environmental and social impacts enhances the search results within the MRL platform. The inclusion of level-certified sustainable furniture products supports MRL’s goal to be the leading resource of digital content for the contract furniture industry. Access to level-certified product information will be a feature of MRL 4.0 when formally released.
BIFMA Executive Director Thomas Reardon praised the MRL team for joining the trade association in a data partnership, saying:
It’s been our goal to get better information to the professionals who need it. And, since the upgrade and launch of our new level database, we’ve been building that capability. It’s what ecomedes believes as well and it’s why we chose them as our technology partner. Our industry is moving faster than ever before. Designers, architects, and specifiers need better information, faster, from whatever platform of they choose. And now with MRL we’re taking an even bigger step towards that goal.
Access to MyResourceLibrary.com is free and has more than 200 contract furniture manufacturer and design brand binders available for use. Access to the BIFMA level sustainable furniture Web site and database is free as well.