|Case Studies and other samples :
Columbia University computer and copier departments make five simple changes in purchasing-printing routines and save more than $113,000 a year.
Through a variety of office waste prevention programs, the Millipore Corporation is moving steadily closer to its goal of doing business with a minimal amount of paper--a "paperless" office. One example: quarterly financial reports are no longer printed but distributed on the Internet, reducing costs $25,000 a year for this item alone.
By replacing a paper-form-based purchasing system to a system using electronic forms on the World Wide Web, the Silicon Graphic eliminated 2-1/2 tons of paper and reduced costs $200,000 in the first year. It anticipates savings of $2.1 million in the second year as system capability is expanded to related corporate management areas.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, self-study, proposal and implementation of green purchases for custodial products.
Columbia University (NY) Environmental Action Plan