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Re: [greenyes] Paperless Office-TRACKING DATA


We reported on a great resource in a newsletter last year. Check out:
http://eetd.lbl.gov/paper/

One really important point to consider, though, is that most paper reduction
programs do a horrible job tracking successes over time. First thing to do
is look at historic paper procurement data for a given business or
institution (5-10 years is desirable), then stay on top of that data as the
program proceeds.

Also, I am a strong advocate for ³reverse procurement,² meaning you request
bids for a certain dollar figure not a certain quantity of paper. Let¹s say
you normally spend $10,000 a year on copy/printer free-sheet. Put your paper
reduction program in place, then ask for bids on $7,000 worth of paper
(obviously recycled content). Your bids are the amount of paper people will
provide for that sum. You save 30% and, hopefully, ensure that your paper
reduction program has a reason to work.

Whatever the case, DOCUMENTING AND TRACKING are essential!

DB

David Biddle, Executive Director


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on 4/6/05 9:16 AM, Maine, Bruce at Bruce.Maine@no.address wrote:

> Good morning.
> Although we've done well at paper recycling and purchasing recycled-content
> paper I would like to pursue more paper-reduction strategies for out offices.
> We've implemented policies like double-siding printing and issuing plans and
> specifications on CDs but that hasn't seemed to slow our paper consumption.
> Has anyone on the list have any recommendations or success stories they can
> share?
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Bruce Maine
> Sustainable Specifications & Materials Manager
> LEED Accredited Professional
> HDR Architecture
> 402.399.1198
> bmaine@no.address
> http://www.hdrgreen.com <http://www.hdrgreen.com>
>
>



David Biddle, Executive Director


P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-3090
215-432-8225 (mobile)
Dbiddle@no.address

<WWW.GPCRC.COM>

Read In Business magazine to learn about sustainable
businesses in communities across North America!
Go to: <http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/jgpress/>





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