SAINT PAUL, Minn.
- Jan. 9, 2021
-- Green Dot Sign® founder Simon Nussbaum's patent-pending, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and ADA compliant signage material was recently accepted into the Material ConneXion Library, the leading resource for the top material samples in the construction and design industries. Materials admitted are judged to be unique, sustainable, and innovative. Green Dot Sign® is the first signage company to achieve this honor.
Nussbaum started considering environmentally friendly manufacturing methods and products during his previous job as a sign manufacturer. Seeing a braille sign with a printed wood background, Nussbaum questioned an industry trend in room signs to use printed faux wood or real wood veneer behind plastic. "Why not get rid of the plastic?" This revelation sparked the idea to create signage from a wood base and non-toxic 3D printed material for lettering, braille, and pictograms. "I decided to reduce plastic use, consolidate production steps, and highlight the beauty of real wood grain to make some darn beautiful signs," he explained.
Material ConneXion curates the world's largest subscription-
based materials library, featuring 10K+ innovative materials and processes across all disciplines of design. Materials are selected through a strict review process with new materials juried into Material Library each month.
Green Dot Sign® launched in 2019 with a patent-pending sign manufacturing technique. Their signs are about 99% biodegradable by weight and every sign reduces plastic consumption by 250 grams versus a traditional ADA sign. Green Dot Sign® products can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. As recognized by Material Connexion (https://materialconnexion.com/
), Green Dot Sign® breakthrough innovation offers a fresh alternative to commercial real estate and other public building managers and fills a void for green building contractors.
By offering easy online ordering of unique, eco-friendly ADA signs, Green Dot Sign® (https://www.greendotsign.com/
) is gaining traction and hopes to push the signage industry to be more sustainable.