Tools for a Smart and Sustainable Campus

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: UnisourceWorldwide

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According to the Princeton Review, 62% of potential students indicate that having access to information about a college’s commitment to environmental issues would contribute to their decision to apply or attend a school.

Unisource helps colleges and universities across the country meet student and faculty expectations for using sustainable products and resources. Without compromising their budget.

See in this SlideShare how these solutions worked for these esteemed educational facilities – and how they can work for yours, too.

Visit www.unisourceworldwide.com or call 1-800-UNISOURCE for more information.

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62% of potential students indicate that having access to information about a college’s commitment to environmental issues would contribute to their decision to apply or attend a school. The Princeton Review’s 2013 College Hopes & Worries Survey www.princetonreview.com

Unisource helps colleges and universities across the country meet student and faculty expectations for using sustainable products and resources. Without compromising their budget. See how these solutions worked for these esteemed educational facilities – and how they can work for you, too. http://learn.unisourceworldwide.com/highered

Case Studies 4

A simple towel and tissue switch made students happy and resulted in a cost savings of 32%. 5

Sustainable Solutions at Duke University Student complaints about one-ply tissue led Duke to explore other options – while keeping budgets in mind.  Even though bottom-line concerns led Duke to “do more with less”, with the help of Unisource, they soon realized that a switch in their towel and tissue could result in a cost savings. » Two-ply tissue, by the case, is slightly more expensive than one-ply tissue; however, the cost-per-use is lower as people typically use more sheets of one-ply tissue. » Roll towels, in an automated dispenser, reduce the potential for waste as only one towel at a time is dispensed (overcoming the users temptation to grab more than they need.) Learn more about this solution at http://learn.unisourceworldwide.com/highered 6

Can liners made with post-consumer waste are now the preferred solution for NC State University. 7

Sustainable Solutions at NC State University Students often request that housekeeping use sustainable products, but can liners had always been a challenge.  While the university consistently seeks out sustainable options for use on the campus, can liners had been out of reach due to performance and cost. Until Unisource provided a solution. » As the first complete line of can liners with a high percentage of post- consumer waste* (that were no more expensive than bags made of virgin resin), Revolution Bags were an ideal solution for NC State. » After a several-month trial, the new liners were adopted for use across the university. The strong sustainability story was embraced by the facilities office and sustainability office, not to mention by students and faculty. The change was promoted through the campus newsletter and highlighted at the State Conference. Learn more about this solution at *third-party certification by SCS Global Services http://learn.unisourceworldwide.com/highered 8

Green Cleaning solutions are the perfect compliment to 40+ years of sustainability efforts. 9

Sustainable Solutions at Orange Coast College Orange Coast College has a 40+ year history of sustainability efforts; green cleaning was the next step.  OCC’s “Healthy School” campaign led them to convert the school to green cleaning chemicals and cleaning solutions. » OCC was executing a multi-faceted plan to implement a series of sustainable solutions, such as water-efficient toilets and water faucets, energy-efficient lighting, and utilizing recycling containers around the campus. Through Unisource, they saw that green cleaning was the perfect compliment to those efforts. » Through an audit of the campus, the Unisource team found more than 30 different chemicals in use. Those were consolidated to just six items, all with sustainable certifications, resulting in an estimated savings of around $12,000 per year. Learn more about this solution at http://learn.unisourceworldwide.com/highered 10

How can Unisource help you? 11

How can Unisource Help? We can design your green cleaning program for you. We can conduct custodial effectiveness assessments for you. We can provide you the reporting and monitoring tools necessary to allow you to track your purchases of sustainable cleaning supplies and materials, through our proprietary Green Gauge cleaning tool. 12

How can Unisource Help? Green Gauge IEQc3.3 Reporting Tool  Easy-to-read analysis of Sustainable Cleaning Product purchases against LEED®:EB-O&M standards  View results for your entire building portfolio and individual delivery locations  Identify products not meeting LEED® standards for easy conversion to more sustainable options  Subscribe to a monthly YTD report or request reports to match LEED® performance periods 13

Who Is Unisource Worldwide?  Unisource Worldwide fully understands the unique and complex challenges that come with evolution and the continued pursuit of excellence when pursuing sustainability initiatives in higher education facilities.  We understand that properly maintained environments can help create lasting brand confidence while helping to reduce risk and cost. » Our solutions include program management, customer specific solution design and support, dedicated customer service representatives, and innovative communication tools, and a broad assortment of facility products. 14

Where To Find Us: Contact Us: www.unisourceworldwide.com www.unisource.ca 1-800-UNISOURCE Access Green Gauge Access our white paper, A simplified path to LEED® EB-O&M success Follow us on Twitter @Unisource_Clean 15

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