Green Signs Educate Public about Sustainable Architecture December 1, 2010 Uncategorized Eco-friendly “green signs” already help the environment. Now, they are helping educate the public about green design and building practices – and helping the building owners earn LEED credits in the process. A wide variety of new green signage products are available to help reach this goal. Hillside, IL (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 Architectural sign manufacturer Impact! Signs is promoting green building practices… using eco friendly signs. Now, when visitors enter a green building or facility, they can learn more about the environmental considerations that went into the design and construction by reading the story on – appropriately – green signage. Earth-friendly signage is not new, and as more builders go green and hope to earn LEED certification for their buildings, Impact! Signs is doing its part to help. To earn LEED credits, building owners are encouraged to educate occupants and visitors about what makes the building green – and what better way to display this than on green signs. “We are thrilled to be working with forward-thinking architects, designers and builders who are leading the charge toward sustainable building practices,” says Impact! Architectural Signs VP Shabbir Moosabhoy, “and we know our green sign products can help build a more sustainable future, and at the same time, help building owners earn LEED credits toward their projects” Impact! Signs takes its environmental responsibility seriously. As an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and also the Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), the company has made many environmentally conscious changes in the production ofcustom business signs, such as using low-voltage, long-lasting LED lighting; using recycled metals for dimensional letters and plaques; and using eco friendly plastics such as 3form materials for interior office signs. Impact Signs is also a pioneer in using solar panels to illuminate lighted signs. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system maintained by the USGBC that verifies the use and presence of green practices in the building industry. The system measures, and provides LEED certification, based on energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, indoor environmental quality, and related metrics. Impact! Signs designs, produces and installs custom business signs, office signage, dimensional metal lettering, and bronze plaques and markers. The company is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and also the Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD). To learn more, visit Impact Business Signs. For more information about green signs, contact Shabbir Moosabhoy.