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Sign Specifications

SIGN SPECIFICATIONS

You probably haven’t seen anything like a Green Dot Sign® before.  This means that ADA and wayfinding sign specifications for your next commercial building project need updating. Making the change is worth it and straightforward, we promise!

To specify beautiful, sustainable signage review and pull from the below interior and exterior product data sheets, 3-part spec, sign BIM, and third party sustainability certifications. Also, review our best in industry product warranty and competitive pricing information. If you prefer to talk to someone about sign specifications or custom sign design options contact us to schedule a time with a sign specialist.

FIRST, A SUSTAINABLE SIGNAGE OVERVIEW

Our environmentally responsible ADA and wayfinding signage is an innovative offering. A product overview will help you talk with your clients about its environmental, health, and aesthetic benefits. Check out our Sustainable ADA & Wayfinding Signage offering overview to learn more.

Click here to download a Sustainable ADA & Wayfinding Signage presentation for AECO professionals.

One Tree PlantedWe’re happy to virtually present a customized sustainable signage overview to your work group as a “Learn and Plant”.  Reach out at least two weeks in advance to schedule a 15 to 60 minute session. As a token of appreciation for your engagement we’ll plant one tree per attendee through  One Tree Planted.

ADA SIGNAGE PRODUCT DATA SHEETS & 3-PART SPEC

Are Green Dot signs right for your next building project? Download our architect approved sign specification documentation.

Interior ADA Sign Product Data Sheet

Exterior ADA Sign Product Data Sheet

3 part specification MasterSpec, Icon

Click on the above icons for sustainable ADA signage product data sheets and our 3-Part Spec.

INTERIOR ADA SIGN PRODUCT DATA SHEET

The interior ADA signage product data sheet applies to 10 14 15 Interior Signage as well as 10 14 67 Tactile Signage.

Our interior product data sheet is specifically for Green Dot Sign® FSC® aspen base ADA signs.  Aspen office sign elements are highly customizable.

OTHER INTERIOR SIGNAGE OPTIONS

In addition to our aspen base signage, Green Dot Sign® offers an endless range of custom ADA and wayfinding signs from natural materials.  Our low profile signage made of birch plywood is our most cost effective product line, and our mixed materials signs incorporating metal or stone elements are stunning.

We quote custom signs meeting your vision or provide collaborative design services.

EXTERIOR ADA SIGN PRODUCT DATA SHEET

The exterior ADA signage product sheet applies to 10 14 15 Interior Signage and 10 14 16 Plaques as well as 10 14 67 Tactile Signage. Please note our exterior ADA signage product may be used for Section 10 14 16 Plaques, with or without braille features.

The exterior sign product data sheet is for Green Dot Sign® exterior ADA signs machined from solid, recyclable aluminum. Our exterior signs are extremely durable and come with a lifetime warranty. Sign content is painted with automotive grade paint colors, which can be customized to meet branding and décor.

CSI MASTERFORMAT 3-PART SPECIFICATION SECTION 10 14 67

The CSI MasterFormat CSI part specification above covers both interior and exterior tactile signage, Section 10 14 67.

This 3-Part Spec document has all the General, Production, and Execution information needed to specify sustainable ADA and wayfinding signage. Copy, paste, and edit content to meet your needs and contact us for assistance.

SIGN BIM – SIGNAGE REVIT FAMILY 

Our parametric sign Revit family downloads includes text, tactile, and pictogram ADA sign content on our FSC® aspen, birch plywood, and exterior-grade metal sign bases. Each family includes information for all three sign base materials.

Please note that the family structure of sign BIM varies from our signs specification documents, which are manufacturing method based.

Click on links below for .rfa BIM.

SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSPARENCY DOCUMENTS

Green Dot Sign® was founded to make sustainable signage your product of choice.  We’ve merged our vision of plastic reducing signage with building industry standards of transparency, responsible material selection, and end of life cycle product recycling so we can make your building product choices easier.  We sweat the details of our signage as much as you sweat the details for your green buildings.  

We use the most biodegradable and recyclable materials possible in our signage, and never use vinyl, plastic sheet of any type, toxic inks or unnecessary adhesives. Our FSC® 100% aspen base ADA signs contribute to USGBC LEED® building Materials and Resources credits in three avenues.  Additionally, all of our signs include an Extended Product Responsibility program which can multiply your purchase value for LEED credits. 

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Click on the icons above to download our sustainability certification documentation.

HOW BAD ARE POLLUTING PLASTIC SIGNS?

The sign industry makes durable, custom products with a whole lot of ugly behind and ahead of them.  Almost all the plastics and films used in ADA signage making are fossil fuel derived and not biodegradable.  Signage manufacturing processes are also high waste. It is not uncommon for there to be trash equal in size to the actual sign produced. Lastly, signs and much of the intermediary materials cannot be recycled due to adhesives, pigments, paint, and mixed materials. 

The result is a sign that’s made using inputs that are millions of years old, hangs on a wall for 1 to 20 years, then sits in a landfill without biodegrading.

To learn more about the pollution caused by plastic signs before updating your sign specifications please see our information about vinyl and sustainable signs.

You now have a better ADA sign option!

Green Dot Sign® 3D prints tactile characters to natural materials.  The result is stunningly beautiful ADA signage that reduces plastic by 99%.  If you put one of our signs next to a traditional ADA sign anyone can intuitively see and feel the Green Dot Sign® is better for the planet and a more responsible choice.

Green Dot Sign (left) vs. traditional ADA sign (right)

SUGGESTED MINIMUM SUSTAINABLE SIGN SPECIFICATIONS

As you specify signs for your next building project consider adding the following sustainable signage requirements:

  1. PVC and vinyl free – In the sign world PVC is considered a plastic sheet material while vinyl is considered a thin film with adhesive to be printed or cut, then applied to a substrate, wall or window
  2. Minimum 75% bio based or 100% recyclable requirements
  3. Made in the U.S. – This requirement ensures a minimum level of labor and environmental standards from the sign maker and their Tier 1 / Tier 2 suppliers
  4. Phthalate free

Additionally, ask your signage vendor(s) what steps they have taken to increase their environmental responsibility in the past 12 months.  The AECO community wields tremendous influence over building product manufacturing practices. Please consider using your power for good!

BETTER ADA SIGNS FROM A BETTER ADA SIGN COMPANY

You want better ADA signs and needed a better sign supplier for your sign specifications.

Our ADA signage is undeniably a more sustainable building product than what other sign companies choose to deliver.  In addition third party certifications, our unique signs bring nature indoors.  They are also backed with best-in-industry product warranties.  Interior ADA signs come with a five year warranty and our practically  indestructible exterior signs have a lifetime warranty.

       

Contact us to schedule a call discuss how we can be a “better ADA sign company” for you.

COMPETITIVE ADA & WAYFINDING SIGN PRICING

Going green doesn’t have to cost more green! In order to meet a range of client needs and budgets, Green Dot Sign® offers three sustainable signage product lines. Sign options and general pricing are:

ECONOMY PRICED BIRCH PLYWOOD SIGNS

Our most affordable product line, ADA and wayfinding signs made in various thicknesses of birch plywood.

STANDARD PRICED FSC ASPEC BASE SIGNS

Our standard FSC® 100% aspen based signage is priced similarly to other high quality, custom ADA signage.

If you are looking to maximize USGBC LEED® building certification credits our standard aspen base signage is the way to go. It is made of FSC® 100% certified wood and is backed by a published Health Product Declaration (HPD) and Extended Producer Responsibility program. There is also an International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Declare Label in process for our aspen sign base product line. 

We have over 10,000 SKUs for the most common ADA signs ready to order. These signs have our standard aspen base.

PREMIUM PRICED EXTERIOR ADA SIGNS

Machined aluminum signs for exterior applications are guaranteed for life, and cost more than many ADA signs.

Visit our custom ADA signs page for additional signage customization options and product tier pricing information.