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Signage Specifications

FREE ADA SIGNAGE SPECIFICATIONS

Augment your signage specifications by downloading our interior and exterior product data sheets, CSI 3-Part Specification, sign BIM drawings and third-party sustainability certifications. Feel free to copy, paste or edit from these architect-approved documents to fit your project’s needs.

Green Dot Sign® is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota and partners with brands, AECO project teams and sign companies across the U.S.  Signage experts since 2009 and eco-friendly wood sign specialists since 2019, we offer fully custom and standard quick ship ADA and wayfinding signage to provide a sustainable signage solution for every building.

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PRODUCT DATA SHEETS & 3-PART SPECIFCATION

Green Dot Sign® specializes in wooden ADA signs.  Our patent-pending 3D printing technology directly bonds into the top layers of wood fibers.  The result is a bond that’s stronger than adhesives – and costs less!

This means if your sign specifications call out acrylic or adhesive, you will not be able to utilize products like a Green Dot Sign®.  Feel free to use the documents below to expand your range of allowable specified manufacturing technologies.

Download product data sheets for indoor or outdoor signs and a 3-Part Specification to augment your ADA and office signage specifications.

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Interior ADA Sign Product Data Sheet
Exterior ADA Sign Product Data Sheet
ADA signage specifications

INTERIOR ASPEN BASE 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 highly customizable Green Dot Sign® FSC Aspen Base ADA Signs.

 

OTHER INTERIOR SIGNAGE OPTIONS

In addition to our Aspen Base Signage, Green Dot Sign® offers an endless range of custom ADA and office signs made from wood, recycled metals and other natural materials. Low profile signage made of birch plywood is our most cost-effective product line. Premium mixed materials signs with multiple woods, metal or stone elements are stunning.

We quote custom signs based on your graphic designers’ specifications or can provide collaborative sign 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. Our exterior ADA signage product may be used for Section 10 14 16 Plaques, with or without braille features.

The exterior sustainable signage 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 your branding and decor.

 

CSI MASTERFORMAT 3-PART SPECIFICATION SECTION 10 14 67

The CSI MasterFormat 3-Part Specification above covers both interior and exterior tactile braille signage, Section 10 14 67.

This 3-Part Specification has all the General, Production and Execution information needed to specify office signage.

SIGN BIM – SIGNAGE REVIT FAMILY

Our parametric Revit family downloads include text, tactile braille and pictogram ADA sign content on FSC aspen, FSC birch plywood and exterior grade metal sign bases. Each Revit family includes information for three sign base material options.

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

Click the links below to download .rfa BIMs for your ADA signage specifications.

 

SIGN BIM BY SIGN TYPE

Green Dot Sign® General Signage

Green Dot Sign® ADA Signs

Green Dot Sign® ADA Pictogram Signs

 

TEXTURES FOR CUSTOM SIGN DESIGNS

Green Dot Sign® Aspen

Green Dot Sign® Birch Plywood

Green Dot Sign® Aluminum

Green Dot Sign® Bronze

 

CUSTOM SIGN DESIGN GUIDE

As you work through your ADA signage specification, know that Green Dot Sign has a Custom Sign Design Guide. This Guide details the five aspects of sign design and provides additional information about the cost, durability and sustainability benefits of wood signs.

    1. Wood sign base – species, grain & finish
    2. Sign shape and size
    3. Flat sign content
    4. Raised sign content
    5. Sign edge

See our design ideas and let your imagination flow.

 

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PRODUCT WARRANTIES

Green Dot Signs are backed with best in industry product warranties, so you can feel confident using these signage specifications.  Interior FSC aspen wood signs come with a five year warranty. Practically indestructible exterior metal signs are backed by a lifetime warranty.

 

Click the below icons for sign warranty details.

ADA Sign Warranty
ADA signage lifetime warranty

COMPETITIVE PRICING

Green Dot Sign® offers three standard product lines, meeting a range of signage budgets and building project needs. For your interior and exterior signage specifications, an overview of sign options and general pricing is as follows.

 

ECONOMY – FSC BIRCH PLYWOOD INTERIOR SIGNS

Most affordable product line, interior ADA and office signs made in various thicknesses of FSC mix Baltic birch plywood.

 

STANDARD – INTERIOR FSC ASPEN BASE SIGNS

Standard FSC 100% Aspen Base Signage is priced similarly to other high quality, ADA braille, office, wayfinding and architectural signage.

We have the most common ADA signs ready for fast shipment. These quick ship signs have our standard FSC aspen base.

 

PREMIUM – INTERIOR MIXED MATERIALS SIGNS

Signs combining wood, metal, stone and other natural elements are stunning beautiful but require additional labor and materials.

 

PREMIUM – EXTERIOR METAL SIGNS

Machined aluminum, brass and bronze signs for exterior applications are guaranteed for life.

 

Visit our custom ADA signs page to learn more about custom sign design and signage tier pricing.

SUSTAINABLE SIGNAGE CERTIFCATIONS

Green Dot Sign® makes sustainable signs an easy part of your building project.  Eco-friendly ADA signage strengthens your brand and provides design, cost and environmental advantages.

Via patent-pending, low-waste manufacturing processes we 3D print raised ADA compliant sign content directly to responsibly sourced wood and other natural materials.  We never use vinyl, plastic sheet of any type, toxic inks or unnecessary adhesives to make signs.  By not using machined plastics, every one of our signs keeps 250 grams of plastic from being tossed into a landfill.

 

Click the Declare label and EPR icons for additional sustainable signs information.

FSC Sustainable Signs
Declare Label ADA Signage
Extended Producer Responsibility Icon

FSC WOOD

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 100% certified wood is used for all quick ship standard ADA signs and most custom wood signage. FSC promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous forest management. Our FSC Certificate is C019842.

RED LIST APPROVED DECLARE LABEL

Aspen Base ADA Signage is covered by a Red List Approved Declare label.  Declare is a transparency platform managed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) requiring building product constituent disclosure to 100 PPM. Our Declare ID is GDS-0001.

EXTENDED PRODUCER REPSONSIBILITY PROGRAM (EPR)

Durable Green Dot signs last a long time, however, almost every facility is eventually remodeled.  At the end of lifecycle, all our eco-friendly signs are eligible to be recycled through our Extended Producer Responsibility Program.

Upon receipt of used ADA signs, raised braille, lettering and pictograms are planed off the sign base. The wood sign base is shredded then recycled as animal bedding, and afterwards applied as fertilizer at a local farm.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO GREEN BUILDINGS

As permanently installed products, Green Dot Aspen Base ADA Signs can contribute to USGBC LEED® building certification credits in three ways. Under LEED® v4 and v4.1 our signage fits into the Materials and Resources category and Building Product Disclosure and Optimization Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients LEED credits. FSC Aspen Base Signs can also contribute to ILFI Living Building Challenge projects under the Materials petal.

SUGGESTED MINIMUM ECO-FRIENDLY SIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Through signage specifications and product selection, the AECO community wields tremendous influence over building product manufacturing practices. While drafting specifications for your next project consider adding the following sustainability requirements.

PVC and vinyl free – In the sign world, PVC is a plastic sheet material and vinyl is a thin film with adhesive to be printed or cut, then applied to a substrate, wall or window.

Phthalate-free – Phthalates are a group of harmful chemicals often added to plastics to increase flexibility and durability.

Healthy materials – Specify a minimum of 75% bio-based or 100% recyclable material sign ingredients.

Made in the U.S. – Domestic production ensures a minimum level of labor and environmental standards from the signage vendor and their Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers.