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Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute

The Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute (AFRDI), Sustainability Standard for Commercial Furniture - AFRDI Standard 150, is applicable to commercial furniture and contributes to the following Green Star credits:

 

 Current Green Star credits  Legacy rating tool credits
Indoor Pollutants

Furniture

Assemblies

Volatile Organic Compounds

Formaldehyde

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certification levels


Furniture and assemblies

The AFRDI Standard 150 awards three levels of certification, which are recognised by the GBCA as follows:

  • AFRDI Green Tick Level C/Silver - Level B GBCA recognition
  • AFRDI Green Tick Level B/Gold - Level A GBCA recognition
  • AFRDI Green Tick Level A/Platinum - Level A GBCA recognition

VOC

Fitout items certified to the AFRDI Standard 150 (at all levels) are deemed to satisfy the requirements of the 'VOC' or 'Reduced Exposure to Pollutants' credits in legacy Green Star rating tools.

This standard also satisfies the requirements for the Paints, Adhesives, Sealants and Carpets’ criteria in the ‘Indoor Pollutants’ credit in Green Star – Design & As Built and Green Star – Interiors.

 

Formaldehyde

Fitout items containing engineered wood products certified to recognised AFRDI Standard 150 (at all levels) are deemed to satisfy the requirements of the 'Formaldehyde Minimisation' or 'Reduced Exposure to Pollutants' credits in Green Star legacy rating tools.

This standard also satisfies the requirements for the ‘Engineered Wood Products’ criteria in the ‘Indoor Pollutants’ credit in Green Star – Design & As Built and Green Star – Interiors.

Certification updates


The June 2011 and September 2011 versions of the standard were superseded in March 2012. Products certified to the previous versions of the standard will continue to be rewarded until the expiry date of the certificate.