Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.52
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date June 28, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Calgary
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 2.00 Dexter Lam
Project Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

"The university was able to negotiate lower rates for recycled-content paper with its preferred vendor. The price of 30% recycled-content copy paper is now lower than that of virgin-fibre paper. Paper with at least 30% post-consumer recycled content currently comprises 29% of all office paper purchases.
All default settings on multifunction printers are set for B&W and double sided printing. The campus print shop is FSC Certified and over 70% of print shop paper is on FSC certified paper."

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
4.12 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
234,024.53 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
2,630.53 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
33,895.71 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
400,700.11 US/Canadian $

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