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Evaluate long-term costs of equipment

Costs for printers, copiers and other equipment should be evaluated not only by the initial purchase price but also by the ongoing cost of maintenance and consumables (toner, drums, etc.). Oftentimes a device which is costs a little more will be significantly cheaper to run. For example, when our large departmental printer went out of commission a few years ago, I researched the consumables costs of comparable devices ...more »

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Solar panel equipped covered parking and walkways

August 11, 2010 I am proposing that we install solar panel equipped covered parking structures, and equip a system of covered pedestrian walkways with solar panels, all across the UTA campus. The advantages: 1. Generate pollution free electricity for campus use, for-pay electric car charging stations, or sale of excess power back to the electrical grid. All of these would contribute additional revenue to the campus ...more »

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