Beautiful Signs for a Better Planet

Sign Specifications

You may not have seen anything like a Green Dot Sign®.  Unfortunately this means your sign specifications may need updating.  To make selecting beautiful, sustainable signage easy please see the signs specifications and sign BIM below.

If you prefer to talk to someone regarding sign specifications or design please email or contact us to schedule a time with a sign specialist.
Product Data Sheets, CSI MasterFormat 3 Part Specification

Interior ADA Sign Product Data Sheet

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ADA Signage Product Data Sheets

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.

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

Data sheets share information on ADA sign requirement standards and manufacturing parameters.  Over 10,000 SKUs of the most common ADA signs are available to purchase or review on our site.  To bid or schedule a free project consultation please use the form on our custom ADA signs page or shoot us an email.

CSI MasterFormat 3 Part Sign Specifications, Section 10 14 67

The CSI 3 part specification above covers both interior and exterior tactile signage, Section 10 14 67.   Please note our exterior ADA signage product may be used for Section 10 14 16 Plaques, with or without braille features.  The same lifetime warranty applies.

Signage Pricing

Our three common product lines, as reflected in the Revit Sign Family, are birch plywood in various thicknesses, FSC® 100% aspen or machined aluminum for exterior applications. 

Pricing for the FSC® 100% aspen aligns with other high quality, custom ADA signage.  The birch plywood is sometimes more, sometimes less, then other high quality, standardized ADA signs.  The exterior aluminum signs are machined from solid aluminum and guaranteed for life, and the price reflects this, costing more then most other ADA signs.  

If you are looking to maximize LEED or other building credits our flagship aspen line is the way to go; it’s FSC® 100%, has a published HPD, an Extended Producer Responsibility program and a Declare label in process.  All three lines are part of our Extended Producer Responsibility Program. 

Revit Sign Family Downloads - Signs BIM

The parametric Revit sign families above include our flagship aspen base ADA signage, birch plywood base signs and our exterior-grade machined metal signage.  We have broken the sign families into tactile signage (ADA signs with braille and raised letters but no pictogram), signs with pictograms and tactile elements and non-tactile signage.  Our hope is that having these three categories allows for easier layout/geometry alteration and standardization.  Please note our sign specifications are based primarily around manufacturing methods and method is represented in the respective Revit family.

If you are designing custom options using our material pallet below are the textures used in the .rfa files:

 

 

revit sign family 3d view Each Green Dot Sign® is designed and manufactured with an emphasis on beauty, durability and environmental responsibility, as reflected in our sign specifications.  Though our aspen base ADA signs provide the largest LEED® contribution opportunities every sign we make is eligible for our Extended Product Responsibility program.  Beyond LEED®, we are committed to using the most biodegradable and recyclable materials possible in our signage, and will never use vinyl films, PVC sheet, foamed plastics, toxic inks, many adhesives and more.  

Transparency and Sustainability Documents

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Green Dot Sign® was founded  to make sustainable signage your product of choice.  We’ve aligned our vision of plastic reducing signage with industry standards of transparency, material reuse and responsible material selection.

Your sustainability goals matter to us.  Thank you for considering us for your project and please feel free to contact Green Dot Sign® with any questions, anytime.  Our teams are here to help.

Why sustainable signs?

The sign industry makes beautiful products with a whole lot of ugly behind and ahead of them.  Namely, the plastics and films used in making signs are pretty much all fossil fuel derived and non biodegradable.  Next, signage manufacturing processes are high waste.  Lastly, the final products 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 – 20 years, then sits in a landfill without biodegrading.

You now have a better option.

Green Dot Sign® developed patent pending 3D printing technology to directly print and bond 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 vs Traditional ADA Sign

And it doesn’t take “intuition” to see which one is better looking.

 


 

As you specify signs for your next project, or organization as a whole, please consider adding the following requirements:

  1. PVC & Vinyl Free (in the sign world these are considered separate materials)
  2. Minimum 75% bio based or 100% recyclable requirements
  3. Made in USA requirement – ensures a minimum level of labor and environmental standards from the sign maker and their Tier 1 / Tier 2 suppliers
  4. Phthalate Free

If this is not appropriate for your organizations sign specifications, consider asking your vendor(s) what steps they have taken to increase their environmental responsibility in the past 12 months.  The AEC community wields tremendous power for ADA and other signage, which is a uniquely high polluting industry.  Please consider using your power!

Better ADA Signs from a Better ADA Sign Company

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You wanted better ADA signs but needed a better vendor.  All the certifications and sign specifications above are part of our effort to offer a better product…but our real pride comes from knowing our price and customer service made you genuinely happy.

On the product side, we care so much we know the exact forest that our trees come from.  That same care and precision informs our customer service.  Contact us to schedule a video call to show you what a “better ADA sign company” means.