Case Study

Safe and Sustainable at Hope Early Learning Centres

Keeping children safe and cared for is the top priority at Hope Early Learning Centres, a network of Melbourne-based early learning facilities. But Hope also recognizes the importance of environmental responsibility, especially for children and their families.

  • Saved

    $139 thousand over 30 years

  • Electricity

    usage down by 80%

  • 41

    fittings upgraded

  • 3

    centres converted

That’s why Hope Early Learning Centres made the switch to Smarterlite’s Environmental Exit Signs. This innovative solution not only reduces risk and costs but also minimises emissions and waste, aligning perfectly with Hope’s commitment to a sustainable future.

Reduced Risk, Costs, Emissions, and Waste

Hope Early Learning Centres’ owner-operator, Rudy Rossi, explained the key reasons behind their decision: “We chose Smarterlite’s exit signs not only for their lower emissions and lifecycle costs, but also because they significantly reduce the need for contractors to enter our facilities.”

 

Replacing failure-prone old style exit signs requires a qualified electrician, disrupting daily operations and necessitating supervision to ensure child safety. Furthermore, out-of-hours replacements are even more expensive. Smarterlite’s long-life signs eliminate these frequent disruptions.

 

Rudy emphasised the value proposition: “Smarterlite’s system ticks so many boxes for us. Reduced risk to children, reduced emissions for the environment, reduced waste from discarded signs, and reduced costs from so many contractor visits.”

 

Smarterlite Solutions for Indoor and Outdoor Needs

Hope Early Learning Centres opted for a combination of Smarterlite’s Hyperion and Apollo Environmental Exit Signs.

 

Smarterlite’s Hyperion Environmental Exit Sign is a high-efficiency Hybrid Exit Sign that is ideal for indoor use, offering long-lasting performance with minimal environmental impact.

 

Smarterlite’s Apollo Environmental Exit Sign is a durable outdoor Environmental Exit Sign, built to withstand harsh weather conditions, sun, rain, and – of course – impact from balls during the occasional bubble-blowing or laughter-filled moment that comes with children at play.

 

Hope Early Learning Centres are demonstrating how ELCs can prioritise safety and sustainability. Smarterlite’s innovative Environmental Exit Signs align perfectly with their commitment to responsible care and environmental awareness.

 

Smarterlite’s Environmental Exit Signs have also been installed at Lauriston Girls School and Melbourne Business School.

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Testimonial

  • Rudy Rossi - Owner-Operator, Hope Early Learning Centres

    ‘We chose Smarterlite’s exit signs not only for their lower emissions and lifecycle costs, but also because they significantly reduce the need for contractors to enter our facilities. Smarterlite’s system ticks so many boxes for us. Reduced risk to children, reduced emissions for the environment, reduced waste from discarded signs, and reduced costs from so many contractor visits.’

     

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