Managed Print Program

Project Lead: Alex Butler & Lisa McNeilly

Sponsor: Office of Sustainability and Energy, Supply Chain Management 
TGIF Grant: $9,000
Project Theme: Waste Diversion and Reduction
Project Location: UC Berkeley Campus
Status: In Progress
Project Description: The Office of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management propose employing 2 student interns to assist with the implementation of the Ricoh Managed Print Solution for the Berkeley campus. Currently UC Berkeley uses over 69,000,000 sheets of paper annually and it is estimated that less than half of the devices on campus are defaulted to double sided printing. Additionally as many as one fifth of all printing is waste resulting from older improperly functioning machines which also use more energy to run. The goal of managed print is to optimize printing on campus by actively monitoring printing through technology embedded in each printer; such technology allows the campus to add or remove printers when needed to meet its printing needs. This program will help eliminate unnecessary power consumption from unused or underused printers and standardize on environmentally preferred practices such as double sided printing. 

  1. Convert larger print rooms and multi-function device printers to smart managed print machines
  2. Consolidate desktop printers to shared devices
  3. Introduce follow-me printing where campus users can print to any device on the campus and retrieve their print job using their Cal1 card

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.