Area of Refuge Sign Purpose and Materials
An accessible area of refuge sign is a required part of most large public buildings. Areas of Refuge are specifically required to have both marking and directional signage per §216.3, §216.4.2 & §216.4.3, Titles II and III of the DOJ’s 2010 ADA Standards.
This sign utilizes the modified ISA (person in wheelchair pictogram), which is required in NY and CT. While we prefer the more active feel of the modified ISA, please check with your local building inspector if you have any questions about whether it’s use is allowed.
An accessible area of refuge sign protects staff and visitors, especially the disabled. An Area of Refuge is a building space designed to safely hold occupants during a fire or other emergency requiring evacuation, until rescue or assistance is available. Check local building codes to learn about requirements, such as where Areas of Refuge are required and related equipment, including fire barriers and emergency lights.
If your facility requires signage we don’t offer, just give us a call or fill out the form at the bottom of our custom ADA room signs page. We look forward to hearing from you!
This ADA sign is eligible for our end of life recycling program. When your area of refuge sign needs change simply ship your signs to us and we’ll take care of the rest.
We first plane the raised sign elements off the wood base and dispose of them responsibly. Next, the wood sign base is shredded and the wood fibers get re-used as animal bedding, then as fertilizer, and finally they return to the earth as soil. We hope you can appreciate this is more responsible compared to the fossil fuel derived plastics used in most ADA signs. To make it easy to participate in our product recycling program we extend a 10% Green Dot Sign® credit for the value of the returned signs.
To learn more or get started, visit our Eco-Friendly Approach page and expand the “recycling” section at the bottom.
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- Interior sign with ADA-compliant letters, braille and pictograms
- Aspen wood base, US grown and processed FSC® 100% timber
- Direct fused 3D printed thermo-set acrylic raised features
- Beveled wood edges and ultra-fine sanded finish
- Wood is sealed with natural plant oils, no heavy metals, no plastic coatings
- Reduce plastic demand, sequester carbon, promote responsible forestry
- End of life return-for-credit policy insures responsible disposal and wood fiber re-use
- Bring the beauty of nature to your interior space
Many buildings have signs in different styles, often made by different companies at different times. Our aspen based standard ADA signs have consistent style so your whole office, store, facility or campus will look professional and uniform. This means that if you already have our standard signs in place, you can add this Area of Refuge sign and know it will look like it was always there.
As with all our products, every business decision we make about this sign, from production equipment and raw materials, to packaging and production location are weighted to produce both beautiful signs and a positive societal impact. We incorporate costs, durability & visual appeal with sustainability, biodiversity and fossil fuel use reduction to move forward with our goal of beautiful signs for a better planet.
Green Dot Sign® is a small business and we know every time you spend money, getting a return on that investment matters. Our ADA signs are unique. We know they are not right for every business but for most they will deliver a much better ROI then our competitors. To learn more about why this area of refuge sign is a smart investment for your business, building or brand feel free to check out the video below.