Air Force Corporate Standards

All furnishings must be commercial-grade, highly durable, soil-retardant, easily cleanable and not show excessive wear over their useful life. Materials and finishes will serve the specific operational requirements of the space. Common areas will be furnished with the same level of quality acceptable for the facility’s group number.

Coordinate with colors of interior design building finishes and materials in subdued patterns. Avoid trendy designs. When an interior space in a Group 2 or 3 facility is occupied by senior leadership, it may be designated as facility Group 1 and natural wood trim may be used.

New furniture is preferred for new facilities; fully coordinate furniture throughout a facility. Office workplace furniture must be selected from approved mandatory sources. Limit the number of manufacturers.

Ensure materials, color, style and functionality are appropriate for the Facility Group and to support the building’s operations.


Furniture construction materials and finishes and upholstery should promote indoor environmental quality. Material specifications should include consideration of environmentally preferable products, products with recycled content, as well as low-emitting and biologically-based products.

Select furnishings with low VOC and with low or no pollutant emissions. This includes all components and sublayers, sealants, finishes, and fabrics for enclosures and partitions, seating, tables and desks, privacy and acoustic panels, storage units, and accessories. Meet or exceed EPA requirements for recycled content. Specify systems and products that fulfill USDA requirements for biobased content while meeting IFS for durability and acoustics.


At locations where high humidity is prevalent, avoid the use of furnishings and partitions that delaminate in humid conditions. Do not use ferrous metals that corrode in humid environments. Avoid using materials that fade when exposed to UV light.

UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements

UFC 3-120-10 Interior Design

UFC 3-450-01 Noise and Vibration Control

UFC 3-520-01 Interior Electrical Systems

Air Force Office Workplace Furniture Guide

Air Force Furniture Cost Estimating Guide

Department of the Air Force (DAF) Office Workplace Furniture (OWF) Program: Mandatory Sources

US Air Force Family Housing Design Guide for Planning, Programming, Design, and Construction