Vista System produces green signs and can help project teams earn LEED Certification for New Construction projects filed under the LEED NC/MR system version 3.0. The certification holds true for its MCFT wayfinding line of environmental signage (i.e. its curved frame line). To be clear, Vista System through its acquisition of GreenSquare and its new flat wayfinding product line will pursue certification but at this time is not currently in place.
So what makes the Vista System wayfinding products green? The green signs were a result of an 18 month project whereby the entire system was redesigned to improve sustainability. The result was an environmental signage line that was fully recyclable, long lasting and could be broken down to individual elements which could be taken apart and reused or recycled.
Green Signs Product Sustainability – The frames are aluminum extrusions with long lasting plastic end caps and clear covers will ensure longevity.
Green Signs Packaging – Vista uses recyclable cardboard boxes and either reused or recycled packaging materials.
Sustainability and Vandal-Resistant – By redesigning the wayfinding product line to become more vandal-resistant, Vista System has enabled the product line to last longer.
The Society for Environmental Graphic Design Green Committee has reviewed and accepted the product as one that employs green practices in its creation. The SEGD philosophy is not to call any specific material green but audits processes to validate that those materials and processes are used to create a final green product.
This environmental signage post will be continued in part two due to the amount of material available.