Green Builders Share How Working Electronically Can Save Time, Reduce Costs and Promote Sustainability.
Green building projects use tons of paper every year, and industry rating systems fail to recognize reducing paper usage as a "green" requirement. To push for change, Bluebeam Software, a leading developer of PDF digital solutions, launched its "Paperless is Green" campaign to encourage architecture, engineering and construction professionals to talk about the numerous benefits of paperless workflows and to recognize those who have already taken the initiative toward sustainability.
In November 2010, Bluebeam launched www.paperlessisgreen.com and solicited success stories from design and construction professionals who use Bluebeam PDF Revu, a powerful creation, markup and editing software, to achieve a paperless workflow. Those who submitted written or video accounts of going green were eligible for a chance to win a free Motion Computing® Tablet PC and Bluebeam PDF Revu® software license.
After reviewing all submissions, Tim Sorrentino of Wellspring Building and Development in Ballston Spa, N.Y., was chosen to receive the prize package.
Using Revu, said Tim, not only reduced the "paper trail" of one of his clients by more than 90 percent, but it also "provides organizations a cost-effective solution for manipulating, managing, storing and most importantly, extracting data from documentation that was formerly provided only on printed medium...[and] delivers on the dream of the paperless office proposed over 30 years ago with the advent of desktop computing."
In addition, Tim explained, it takes nearly a half-century to grow a tree tall enough to produce a few thousand sheets of paper. Using Revu not only makes sense financially, but it also helps limit the number of trees being used for paper rather than durable products. Read Tim's entire story at http://www.bluebeam.com/us/paperless/stories/tim.asp.
"Bluebeam wants to thank all of the design and building professionals who shared how they eliminated unnecessary paper," said Bluebeam Software Director of Worldwide Marketing, Stephani Haynes. "We hope these stories of success inspire others and promote our goal of encouraging the industry to go green by going paperless."
Along with their website www.paperlessisgreen.com - where readers can share, read and view paperless stories - Bluebeam is helping spread the word about the importance of paperless workflows by connecting green builders through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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