Professor - Sustainable Furnishings Council

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Sustainable  Furnishings Council

The Sustainable Furnishings Council is an educational and marketing organization, promoting healthy environments, inside and outside.  A balanced coalition of home furnishings industry players, SFC was founded at High Point, NC in October 2006 to promote sustainable practices among furniture manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike.

The SFC recognizes the overwhelming scientific consensus that our world is experiencing dangerous global climate change. SFC members acknowledge the tremendous urgency, and take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under their control. SFC members utilize Life Cycle Assessment as the best method for analyzing the environmental and health impact of their products, and a verifiable chain of custody as the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow. SFC members support the triple bottom line of PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFITS and lead the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. Members accomplish this goal by increasing their purchases from suppliers that show continual improvement toward meeting our high standards.

The Cycle of Product Materials
AIA IDCEC

Ever wonder what materials are in the products you use every day? What has been used to build your home? Susan Inglis introduces guest speaker Stac...

Air Quality and Furniture
IDCEC AIA HSW

Our world is growing every day. With that growth, we are creating more carbon emissions and other air pollutants. Susan Inglis and her guest speake...

Furnishing Industry Consumer Research
AIA IDCEC

Watch how informative (and exciting) statistics can be! Susan Inglis, along with her guest speakers Mitchel Gold and Bob Williams, provide illustra...

Energy-Efficient Lighting Trends
IDCEC AIA HSW

Lighting can make or break a room, so you won’t want to miss this video on the 8 most important things you need to know about lighting your d...

Designing Green Interiors
IDCEC AIA HSW

If you are environmentally conscious and want to go green, this video is for you.  Jeff successfully shortens a six-hour course to 60 interest...

Eco-Friendly Window Cover Fashions

Join Sustainable Furnishings Council's Executive Director, Susan Inglis, for an essentials of sustainability course on planet-healthy window covers...