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July 14, 2010

Accent Signage Systems, Inc. Announces GREENGUARD® Certified Signage Systems

Minneapolis, MN - The Materia™ Ecology Series of ADA-compliant signage systems are the first and only systems in the world to be GREENGUARD® certified as finished signage products.

This line of interior signage provides the market a greener choice in interior signage. Manufactured from three combinations of sustainable, recyclable and compostable materials, the finished signage systems are stamped with the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality® and GREENGUARD Children and SchoolsSM seals of approval and are independently listed on the GREENGUARD Product Guide, the most robust resource for low-emitting products and materials available.

The Ecology Series’ three sign systems, Intaglio™, Forte™ and Verde™ are ideal for LEED or other environmental signage projects because all materials used to fabricate these originate from renewable and sustainable resources ranging from renewable plant bio-polymers to sustainable FSC managed wood/pulps and recycled cardboard.

Dr. John Souter, Director of Operations for Accent Signage System, Inc. explains, “The GREENGUARD® certification process requires you to work very closely with experts in measuring environmental air quality, using scientific chambers that can measure VOC levels over an extended period of time done to levels of < 0.001 mg/m^3. We worked with Air Quality Science of Atlanta, GA as their testing process specifically includes a complete review of all manufacturing processes used to fabricate the actual sign systems. They also review the storage conditions of the materials and even how you obtain your energy sources for production. As a member of the EPA Green Energy program, we have been using renewable wind energy in our manufacturing for sometime time. It costs a little more, but in the whole scope of our environmental policy, it is well worth it.”

“All of our documentation needed to have traceability to the source and the entire process from R&D conception to the characterization of all materials and manufacturing processes necessary for certification took 18 months. This is a fairly rigorous process that forces you to look very closely at what you do as a company and what your carbon footprint really is. However, the beauty of this certification process, Souter went on to say, “Is it completely eliminates any form of ‘green washing’ so our customers can depend on the information they receive as being technically valid and without commercial bias. We are extremely proud to be the first and only interior signage manufacturers to offer ADA-compliant signage systems that have been awarded these prestigious GREENGUARD® certifications.”

For additional information on the Materia™ Ecology Series of signage systems, contact John Souter, Director of Operations or visit Material specifications and CSI Architectural Specifications are available upon request.

ABOUT ACCENT SIGNAGE SYSTEMS, INC. ­ Established in 1986 by Reuven Rahamim, Accent Signage Systems, Inc. is an award winning wholesale fabricator of ADA-compliant interior signage for both the national and international markets. Accent specializes in applying science and technology in a lean manufacturing environment that pays attention to its ecological footprint. As an EPA Green Power Partner, Accent is committed to reducing the risk of climate change through the purchase of green power and, in particular, uses wind power in the production of the Materia™ Ecology Series signage.

Accent Signage Systems, Inc.
2322 Chestnut Avenue West
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-377-9156
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