Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.61
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Saint Louis University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennelle James
Business Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
MPS Blue Prints Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Business Services, in collaboration with Information Technology Services, is implementing the Blue Prints Managed Print Service (MPS) program from Xerox. The MPS program will decrease printing costs, as well as, reduce the University’s impact on the environment for several reasons.
First, once fully implemented, redundant photocopiers and printers will be removed with only energy efficient devices in operation. This change will reduce the amount of energy needed to operate those devices, as well as, reduce the amount of energy vampires, machines that still use energy in stand-by or sleep-mode, on campus. The printing devices that are removed are also diverted from the landfill. Saint Louis University’s electronic waste recycler, MRC, is picking up all devices and safely disposing of the units or repurposing them.
Second, the MPS program will centralize all printing processes and proactively order toner and ink, eliminating the stockpiling of consumables. After the toner is empty, the cartridges are safely disposed using Xerox’s recycling program.
Finally, paper consumption will be reduced through actively promoting efficient use of paper. The Blue Prints program has set the default settings to all printable devices to double-sided printing, which will result in reduced paper usage.
Upon successful full implementation of the program, the University anticipates a reduction of its printing carbon footprint by up to 20% annually. Not only will there be an environmental benefit, but savings will be realized through reduction of energy and printer leases estimated at $300,000 in savings. Employees will also benefit from a wellness activity in getting up from their desks to gather their printing materials, creating physical activity and preventing sitting in one location for an extended period of time.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

A reduction of SLU's printing carbon footprint by up to 20% annually and estimated savings of $300,000

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing Yes
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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