Green initiative

Roseman University of Health Sciences is committed to the green initiative of environmental sustainability. The Universities green initiative encourages students, faculty and staff to take steps toward reducing the institution’s environmental footprint by promoting best environmental practices.

What Roseman is Doing?

The Business and Finance Unit:

  • Transitioned to paperless travel and expense reporting through Concur Solutions;
  • Processes all invoice and purchase order approvals electronically; and
  • Implemented an online budget management tool for electronic budget entry and approval.

The Technology Services Unit:

  • Evaluating group policies for select areas to shut computers down on a regular basis to reduce power consumption;
  • Collecting and analyzing power consumption through reports through a new asset management and ticket system, Dell KACE; and
  • Donates retired equipment to various organizations for e-cycling purposes.

The Facilities Management Unit:

  • Placement of recycle collection cans throughout campuses.
  • Replacing all halogen light bulbs with LED at the South Jordan campus and using “The Bulb Eater” to dispose of fluorescent lamps. The Bulb Eater® Lamp Crusher crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length into 100% recyclable material while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released. See www.aircycle.com for more information.
  • The South Jordan campus is using WeatherTRAK, a smart irrigation controller for sprinklers. HydroPoint is the proven leader in 360° smart water management solutions targeting the area of greatest waste in urban water use, landscape irrigation. As a 2014 EPA WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year, the Company offers WeatherTRAK®, the most complete and effective smart irrigation management system proven in over 25 independent studies and chosen by more landscape professionals. From Walmart and Apple to some of the largest cities and educational institutes across the country, WeatherTRAK has been helping commercial, government, and residential organizations since 2002 maximize water savings, reduce operating costs, and minimize risk. In a single year, HydroPoint’s WeatherTRAK subscribers cut $137 million in expenses saving 15 billion gallons of water and 62 million kilowatt hours of energy illustrating that 360° smart water management makes for smart organizations. For more information, visit www.hydropoint.com.

Academic Programs:

  • Transitioned to ExamSoft electronic exams, eliminating scantron paperwork.

Why is it important to be Roseman University Green?

Not only does printing utilize substantial amounts of paper, the costs are great. Here are some examples:

Henderson Students

Date Cost Cases (10 reams of paper per case) Reams (breakdown from the cases) Tree Equivalent
July 2013 – June 2014 $8,369.52 248 2,480 148.77
July 2014 – February 2015 $5,246.50 151 1,510 90.58

 

South Jordan Students

Date Cost Cases Reams (breakdown from the cases) Tree Equivalent
July 2013 – June 2014 $2,742.70 80 800 47.99
July 2014 – February 2015 $3,299.05 95 950 56.99

 

Totals for all students

Date Cost Cases Reams (breakdown from the cases) Tree Equivalent
July 2013 – June 2014 $11,112.22 328 3,280 196.76
July 2014 – February 2015 $8,545.55 246 2,460 147.57

 

Henderson Employees

Date Cost Cases (10 reams of paper per case) Reams (breakdown from the cases) Tree Equivalent
July 2013 – June 2014 $21,420.36 628 6,312 378.64
July 2014 – February 2015 $8,736.28 241 2,410 144.57

 

South Jordan Employees

Date Cost Cases Reams (breakdown from the cases) Tree Equivalent
July 2013 – June 2014 $12,255.11 358 3597 216.78
July 2014 – February 2015 $7,728.00 213 2,130 127.77

 

Summerlin Employees

Date Cost Cases (10 reams of paper per case) Reams (breakdown from the cases) Tree Equivalent
July 2013 – June 2014 $374.15 10 105 6.3
July 2014 – February 2015 $174.20 5 50 2.99

 

Totals for all employees

Date Cost Cases Reams (breakdown from the cases) Tree Equivalent
July 2013 – June 2014 $34,049.62 996 10,014 600.72
July 2014 – February 2015 $16,638.48 459 4,590 275.33

 

SOME TYPICAL CALCULATIONS

1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) printing and office paper uses 24 trees

1 ton of 100% virgin (non-recycled) newsprint uses 12 trees

A “pallet” of copier paper (20-lb. sheet weight, or 20#) contains 40 cartons and weighs 1 ton. Therefore, 1 carton (10 reams) of 100% virgin copier paper uses .6 trees

1 tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper or 8,333.3 sheets. 1 ream (500 sheets) uses 6% of a tree (and those add up quickly!)

1 ton of coated, higher-end virgin magazine paper (used for magazines like National Geographic and many others) uses a little more than 15 trees (15.36)

1 ton of coated, lower-end virgin magazine paper (used for news magazines and most catalogs) uses nearly 8 trees (7.68)

Recycling Resources

Nevada:

http://nevadarecycles.nv.gov/

http://www.nevadarecycling.com/

http://site.republicservices.com/site/las-vegas/en/pages/home.aspx

http://www.vegas4locals.com/lasvegasrecyclingcenters.html

 

Utah:

http://www.sjc.utah.gov/publicworks-sanitation.asp

http://utahrecyclingalliance.org/

http://www.recycleutah.org/

http://utahrecycles.org/

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