Category Finalist: Sustainability in Signage

The Sustainability in Signage Award recognises projects that prioritise environmental considerations and how these considerations have led to the implementation of more sustainable solutions. This involves a thoughtful approach, incorporating technologies to minimise carbon footprints, utilising long-life materials, and emphasising the use of sustainable materials. The nominees for this award have demonstrated a profound understanding of the project brief and have executed it to the highest standards and environmental objectives.

Moreover, these companies have shown a keen awareness of how well their signage integrates with the surrounding environment in mind. Their decision-making process involves careful consideration of material choices, ensuring both longevity and aesthetic appeal. In pursuit of sustainability, these companies employ a diverse array of techniques and methodologies, showcasing their commitment to environmental objectives. The comprehensive approach they take not only fulfils the project requirements but also aligns with broader environmental goals, making them exemplary candidates for the Sustainability in Signage Award.

The Salvation Army embraces Greens the Signmaker’s #challengegreen

The Salvation Army in Goole embraced Greens the Signmaker’s #challengegreen by collaborating on eco-friendly signage solutions. Transitioning from non-recyclable plastic to cardboard for internal signage, they prioritise visibility and recyclability. The Salvation Army adopts solar-powered totems, emphasising the carbon-saving aspect of avoiding extensive cable installation. Despite choosing a flex face box for external signage, carbon reductions are achieved by optimising ink usage and exploring energy-efficient LEDs. Greens the Signmaker minimises carbon emissions by consolidating material deliveries and powering their water-based printer with solar energy. Electric cars, charged partially from their solar panels, reduce scope 2 emissions during site meetings. The Salvation Army in Goole has become the company’s first fully Carbon Neutral site, setting a precedent for future eco-conscious projects.

Pearce Sign delivers large scale sustainable signs solution for NatWest Group

Pearce Sign, a longstanding partner of NatWest Group for over five decades, successfully delivered a large-scale sustainable sign solution for the major UK retail banking brand. In response to NatWest Group’s ambitious climate goals, Pearce Sign initiated a transformative journey in 2022 to achieve zero waste to landfill while enhancing sustainability. Collaborative efforts involved in-depth analysis of engineering, materials, production processes, and engagement with external suppliers. Challenges spurred innovation, leading to a 54% reduction in illuminated signage energy consumption and significant cost savings. The project achieved green accreditations and surpassed the target of zero waste to landfill. Pearce Sign’s commitment to sustainability sets a new standard in the signage industry, contributing to NatWest Group’s climate ambitions and environmental responsibility.

Reade Signs embarks on journey to exceed Cala Homes Tender’s environmental aspirations in signage system design

Reade Signs surpassed Cala Homes Tender’s environmental goals with an innovative modular frame system, designed to exceed sustainability expectations in signage. Crafted from lightweight aluminium, it minimises carbon emissions and weight, setting a new eco-conscious standard. The system’s reusability promotes longevity, with asset management software and QR codes ensuring efficient tracking across developments. Its adaptability in diverse environments showcases creativity and practicality. The lightweight design enhances health and safety during transportation and installation, eliminating the need for hiab installation. Cala Homes expressed confidence in this sustainability journey, praised Reade Signs’ innovative approach and foresees a promising partnership. Their commitment to reducing the carbon footprint and promoting efficient, reusable design marks a significant step towards environmental goals.

Signbox provides sustainable solution to the internal signage for The Arc, Hammersmith, refurbishment

Signbox delivered a sustainable internal signage solution for The Arc, Hammersmith, as part of a major refurbishment by BW Workplace. The 160,000 sq. ft Ark office building’s nine floors posed challenges, including adhering to a price-sensitive budget and integrating branding seamlessly into the interior design. Focused on sustainability, Signbox proposed using Richlite, a durable solid paper composite material. The scope of work included a bespoke wayfinding directory, floor numbering with Richlite and PVC-free materials, and enhancements to the basement’s active commuter park. The implementation resulted in improved navigation, cohesive branding integration, and a durable, sustainable workplace, achieving BREEAM excellence. Signbox’s successful implementation demonstrated a cost-effective commitment to sustainability, setting a precedent for durable, eco-friendly workplace solutions.

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