OFS Brands Adopts ecoScorecard, a Green Product Evaluation Tool

Environmental Metrics Tool Provides Sustainability Information and Documentation for Carolina, Loewenstein, OFS and First Office Products

Huntingburg, IN -- OFS Brands, a leading supplier of contract furniture, is now using the ecoScorecard platform to help specifiers evaluate the environmental attributes of the company's products against all major third-party rating systems. ecoScorecard is a free, web-based technology platform that gives product manufacturers the ability to provide environmental information and sustainability documentation about products for third-party rating systems.
"Adopting the ecoScorecard tool is part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability at OFS Brands," said Mike Wagner, senior vice president of sales and marketing for OFS. "We realize that LEED documentation can be a time consuming process. Now our customers who are seeking LEED documentation for any Carolina, Loewenstein, OFS or First Office product are able to access ecoScorecard directly from our websites and research our green product offerings, perform calculations and produce LEED documentation in a matter of minutes."
OFS Brands is comprised of four distinct companies - Carolina, Loewenstein, OFS and First Office - that provide furniture to a wide range of contract interior environments. All four companies will use the ecoScorecard tool.
"OFS Brands realizes that green building is an important and shared responsibility," said Martin Flaherty, co-founder of ecoScorecard. "The ecoScorecard tool allows OFS Brands to empower product specifiers with the environmental metrics and documentation they need to achieve sustainability goals."

About OFS Brands
OFS Brands, Inc., a family owned corporation headquartered in Huntingburg, Indiana, is committed to providing socially responsible furniture and logistical solutions through better design, excellent performance, and innovative products and services. OFS Brands goes to market under the Carolina, Loewenstein, OFS and First Office brands. Please visit http://www.ofsbrands.com/ for more information.

About ecoScorecard
ecoScorecard, a SMARTBIM company, offers a technology platform that allows users to evaluate and document products based on environmental characteristics. The program performs the calculations necessary for rating systems such as LEED, GGHC Labs 21, CHPS, and the NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines and includes and also accounts for other third-party product certifications. The tool produces the product documentation necessary for inclusion in the submission process. ecoScorecard is free to users and is supported by manufacturers interested in making the specification of green products easier for customers and salespeople. For more information, visit www.ecoscorecard.com.
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