A new alliance between one of Australia’s most innovative building safety equipment providers and one of the nation’s biggest building technology providers will cut carbon emissions and eWaste.
The alliance – between Safety Path, a division of the SmarterLite Group, and Grosvenor Engineering Group (Grosvenor) – will see people and property owners benefit from reliable life-saving exit signs, with each sign saving up to 150 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions per annum for every sign that is installed.
Grosvenor manages the technical services of more than 12,000 commercial buildings.
Building owners will save more than $150 per exit sign per annum over the 30 year life of the product. With many medium size buildings having over 100 exit signs, their owners will be closer to carbon neutrality and reduced eWaste, and achieve annual savings of $15,000 per hundred signs.
Some major corporates are responsible for thousands of exit signs and will save many millions of dollars by converting to Safety Path signs.
The Safety Path exit signs use photoluminescent technology which stores light and emits it in an emergency. The signs don’t need an electrical connection, meaning – unlike electric signs – they can’t fail because of a faulty component or when power is disrupted.
Grosvenor Engineering Group CEO, Nicholas Lianos, said Safety Path manufactures and distributes the world’s safest, most efficient and smartest exit sign.
“There is no power, carbon emissions, batteries or e-Waste and it has an estimated 30 years of useful life with a warranty of 12 years,” he said.
Executive chair at Safety Path, parent company of SmarterLite, Gus Carfi, said Safety Path photoluminescent signs are already installed in more than 60 Bunnings stores across Australia.
“Carbon reductions of 1.6 tonnes over the life of each one of our signs will be achieved. This equates to saving industry hundreds of millions of dollars and is great news for the environment,” Carfi said.
“We’re pleased to support Grosvenor Engineering Group to enable their clients to reduce their fixed costs, improve safety and deliver their sustainability goals.”