April 20, 2010
Company pioneers green building certification in sign manufacturing
WEST ALLIS, Wis. April 21 /PRNewswire/ — The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification to Poblocki Sign Company for its 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee.
Poblocki is believed to be the first company in the U.S. dedicated solely to the design, fabrication and installation of signage to obtain a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.
Through the company’s LEED Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification process, Poblocki discovered ways to lower utility and water consumption costs; improve the health, comfort and productivity of employees; reduce pollution and landfill waste; and identify additional recycling and other efforts that will reduce cost associated with building operations and reduce environmental impacts.
Numerous aspects of Poblocki Sign Company’s business have always reflected green building philosophy, such as a robust in-house recyclable program and a Green Team, a committee of Poblocki employees that meet once a month to discuss eco-friendly options for the facility and customers.
To obtain the LEED certification, Poblocki Sign Company worked with Sustainable Building Solutions, http://www.sbs-usa.biz Brookfield, Wis. Sustainable Building Solutions helped Poblocki navigate the LEED certification process and provided valuable consultation services.