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MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
Background When asked by the Society of Environmental Graphic Design to talk about sustainable design at their annual conference, I began by thinking about what would be most helpful for designers. Working with the sign fabricator Visual Graphic Systems and several material suppliers, a series of mock-ups were made to put many "green" methods, materials and processes to the test. Each mock - up was accompanied by a sustainable checklist audit. The audits examined the life cycle of each sign prototype component and serve as a reference for future projects. Checklist Audit Categories The Mock-ups were evaluated based on the following criteria. Properties of Materials Used Properties of Finishes Used Environmental Standards Assembly/Ease of Disassembly Modularity/Flexibility By-Products of Manufacturing Life Span Maintenance Each analysis was based on a combination of 3rd Party endorsements, information provided by manufacturers, and applied sustainable strategies.
|Selected Mock-Up Attributes
Panel: Paperstone, made from 100%
post consumer paper bound with
non-petroleum based phenols, and
formaldehyde free. Paperstone is
certified by the Forestry Stewardship
Council and the Rainforest Alliance
and has low emitting VOC content.
3M Water Based Fastbond adhesive
was used to apply the unpainted
Romark ADA letters. The images
and small type were printed with a
direct print process, no solvents
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