PRESS RELEASE: Sustainable Signage Receives Greenbuild Innovation Award
Green Dot Sign Named “Most Innovative” Exhibitor at Greenbuild 2019
At the Greenbuild International Conference & EXPO in Atlanta, GA, Green Dot Sign® received the Most Innovative – 2019 Green Exhibitor Award. This vendor award acknowledges efforts taken to develop new and impactful sustainable office sign offerings. At Greenbuild thousand of architects, interior designers and other LEED® building professionals networked, attended courses for continuing education, and conversed with manufacturers about eco-friendly products.
Green Dot Sign® provides an alternative to traditional acrylic ADA-compliant signage and was honored to receive the “Most Innovative” award. Their product is manufactured via a patent-pending, low-waste process that direct bonds non-toxic, 3D printed raised material to a real wood sign base. The result is signage that is stunningly beautiful and brings nature into the built environment.
LEED Signage Credit Contributions
Room and door signs made by Green Dot Sign can contribute to United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) v4 and v4.1 credits in multiple ways:
- Ready-to-order signs are made of Forestry Sustainability Council (FSC®) 100% chain of custody certified aspen from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. FSC® is the most rigorous global forest management certification. The mission of the FSC® is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous forest management.
- Green Dot Sign® has a published Health Product Declaration (HPD®) disclosing product contents and health information. The HPD Open Standard provides a third-party standard built environment product specification for accurate, reliable, and consistent reporting. HPD disclosure is a component of the LEED® building rating system and is also a part of International Living Future Institute (ILFI), Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute, and International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) certification standards.
- Green Dot Sign offers a rigorous extended producer responsibility (EPR) program promoting environmentally-friendly end of life recycling. When a building is renovated or rebuilt, all signs are eligible to be returned to the manufacturer for a 10% credit towards future orders. Raised sign elements are planed off and the wood base is shredded and turned into animal bedding, then crop fertilizer.