Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Green Printing @BVSD

Over the last year, BVSD has transitioned to a new model for supporting our printing, faxing, and copying needs. We moved away from workgroup printers to Ricoh multifunction devices.

This change was made in order to
  • reduce costs by reducing paper consumption and printing costs
  • simplify our processes
  • eliminate excess waste as part of a “greenBVSD” initiative.
Since spring 2012, over 155 Ricoh multifunction devices have been installed. This centralized printing model will eventually eliminate the need for over 1800 printers in our buildings. The new Ricoh devices provide faster, less expensive, and double-sided printing. In addition, schools now have a single source for purchasing toner and requesting repairs, which further reduces cost, energy use, and complexity.
To further our “greenBVSD” initiative, many staff and students are taking advantage of the digital collaboration opportunities within Google Docs and other online tools—in fact, some teachers have even created paperless classrooms. 
Go to www.bvsd.org/green to find more information about this sustainable printing initiative and other BVSD sustainability programs.

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