MFDs Save More Than $300,000 a Year

MFDs Save More Than $300,000 a Year

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The switch to office machines that can do everything—fax, copy, scan, print and email—has saved UNH more than $300,000 a year since the use of multifunction devices began three years ago. 

An MFD, as they are commonly known, incorporates the tasks of many common office machines into one unit, taking up less space and resulting in an energy as well as financial savings. 

One of the most recent converts on campus is in the office of the McNair Program where they traded their individual office equipment for an MFD, and forwarded a photo of the sundry machines being replaced alongside their new all-in-one device to David May, associate vice president for business affairs. 

ccopier, printer and fax machine

The copier, printer and fax machines from the McNair Program were replaced by a multifunction device.

“To me the photos clearly say, “You don’t need all of these; you just need this,” May says. “This recent example of the McNair office highlights the success of saving budget dollars, energy costs and supporting our sustainability values.”

 In three years, UNH has added 232 Xerox MFDs; 162 are color machines and 70 are black and white.  Twelve are at UNH Manchester, one is located at UNH Law School; two are located in the USNH chancellor's office and three are at the UNH Institute on Disability in Concord. The remainder are in departments on the Durham campus. 

MFDs also are located in Cooperative Extension offices Rockingham, Carroll, Strafford, Sullivan, Hillsborough and Cheshire counties. 

Another eight to 10 multifunction devices, now the industry standard, will be added systemwide during the next year as single machines currently in use come to the end of their lives.