Thursday, December 4, 2014

Computer Lab Sustainability Efforts

#sustainability The first few weeks of the semester resulted in large pillars of wasted paper assembling near the kiosk computers in the library.  The IT department has taken measures to reduce the amount of waste paper generated.  The rate at which the pillars (shown below) are growing has significantly decreased:


Picture of Waste Paper

Some of the measures taken to reduce the amount of waste paper generated include: minimizing the amount of time between clicking print and seeing the result, ensuring that each computer displays only the printers that are in the same room as that particular computer, and, lastly, the default printer on each computer is the printer closest to it.  The combination of these improvements has made a noticeable difference in the volume of waste paper generated, as you can see below.