Steve Kooy leads BIFMA’s Health and Sustainability programs including-standard setting, advocacy, and outreach. Currently, Steve is working with BIFMA members to create an ANSI/BIFMA Cleaning and Disinfecting standard amongst other activities.
Steve has more than 15 years of experience as a sustainability professional in the furniture industry. Prior to joining BIFMA, Steve worked in sales and business development for Intertek – a third-party auditor, certifier, and test lab. In this role, he worked with global furniture clients to properly test and certify products to electrical, mechanical, and environmental standards.
Steve served as Haworth’s Global Sustainability/Open Innovation Manager for many years as the built environment’s interest in green building flourished. Highlights at Haworth included: creating and driving well-being initiatives, setting sustainable design criteria for cleaner chemistry and responsible supply chains, and pursuing product certifications. WELL and LEED experience includes managing or co-managing LEED certification projects in Asia, Europe, and North America as well as piloting the WELL certification in Shanghai and Los Angeles.
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