Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Paper use reduction software and hardware, campus-wide

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Lewis & Clark College recently converted its fleet of multi-function printers and copiers to managed print services contract intended to save energy and reduce paper use. This technology has an innovative software system that reduces ‘orphan’ prints by requiring users to release print jobs, cutting down on unnecessary printing and forgotten jobs. Additionally, this software provides real time reporting of paper usage allowing efforts to reduce paper to be targeted to the individual or departmental level. This effort is considered innovative, in our opinion, due to the extent of the program - it was a campus-wide initiative (massive scale) and it made transparent the true cost of printing each time an individual goes to the machine. In first six months, over 138,000 pages were saved from printing.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Energy
Purchasing
Waste

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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