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SXU’s Copy Cats Printing Services goes green

New equipment uses less electricity, releases no emissions

Chicago (Aug. 13, 2008) Copy Cats Print Services is going green, the latest in a series of environmentally friendly initiatives at Saint Xavier University.

Copy Cats, which serves the SXU community with all printing and photocopying needs, has collaborated with the industry’s greenest printer manufacturer, Océ North America.

The new Océ VP2110 Titanium Production Digital System uses 45 percent less electricity, emits 48 percent less heat, releases no ozone or particle emissions and is lead-free. Clients can expect offset press-like print quality with outstanding gray scales for all monochrome printing needs. 

SXU has made several commitments to environmentally friendly operations. The University was the first school in Chicago to sign the Presidents Climate Commitment, a pledge by colleges and universities across the nation to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. SXU is also a member of the Illinois Higher Education Sustainability Compact, which has pledged to accomplish multiple environmentally sound goals by Dec. 31, 2010.

SXU’s Arthur Rubloff Hall was Illinois’ first university building to receive the coveted LEED Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. A new residence, also being built to LEED Gold standards, will open this fall.

Saint Xavier also recently announced that it will soon begin its unique GreenBike program, also being launched this fall, will allow SXU students, staff and faculty to borrow bikes for free in increments of 15 minutes from 14 computerized docking stations around the Chicago Campus. SXU is the first in the country to import this proven concept, which is designed by Veolia Transportation subsidiary Veloway and extensively used in Europe.




Contact: Rick Ducat

773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu