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Case Studies and Articles

Case Study

Graybar Brings Great Lighting and Energy Savings to the Raleigh Convention Center

Exhibit hall lighting upgrades have helped to significantly reduce energy usage and related maintenance by an estimated 318,230W per day. Click here for the PDF.

Article

Arizona County Scores Impressive Savings with Cooperative IT Staffing Contract
Published: Government Product News, August 2016
Maricopa County’s Temporary Staffing Cooperative Agreement, a national cooperative contract through U.S. Communities, has generated first-year savings of $275,000. Click here for the full article.

Case Study

Ricoh Serves as Catalyst for Information Mobility and Sweeping Cost Savings at Shawnee Mission School District

Ricoh helps Shawnee Mission School District significantly lower costs, encourage greater collaboration, revitalize its print center, reduce its environmental impact and make information work for all of its teachers, students and staff. RESULTS: 50% drop in printing, $750,000 hard costs/paper savings and over 5,000 trees saved. Click here for the PDF.

Case Study

Fisher Science Education Provides “Hands-on Help” as New School Opens
Harford County Public Schools finds a solution and savings for their new school with Fisher Science Education. Click here for the PDF.

Case Study

Municipality Saves Estimated $1.2 Million Annually on Electricity Procurement
Municipality had a electricity contract that was expiring and was looking to reduce costs with electricity procurement. By utilizing the Tradition Energy contract through U.S. Communities, the city maximized their savings on electricity procurement and improved their procurement efficiencies. Click here for the PDF.

Case Study

Building a Comprehensive School Security System in Texas
The Sherman Independent School District was challenged with enhancing security as rapid development grew the school population to more than 6,000 students and nearly 500 teachers.

Case Study

U.S. Communities Supplier Racks Up a Winner with Freezer Project
Applied Industrial Technologies provided the right solution for Harford County Public Schools' freezer project while saving time and money. Click here for the PDF.

Case Study

Hurricane Sandy Didn't Blow Away Newport News' Flood Plans
Newport News finds a solution and savings for their emergency rental equipment with Hertz Equipment Rental. Click here for the PDF.

Article

Houston Transforming Government to Transform IT
Published: U.S. Mayor, December 2014
Houston was the first city in Texas to install smart water meters to improve accuracy, reduce waste, and lower costs. Houston has seen a 50% decrease in lost revenue to service non-contract service and has reduced work orders by 40%. Click here for the full article.

Article

Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin Keynotes U.S. Communities Summit
Published: U.S. Mayor, September 2015
U.S. Communities presents Customer Appreciation Award to the city of Columbia Purchasing Team during Summit.  The Summit was held by the City of Columbia, South Carolina where the city’s mayor addressed the U.S. Communities purchasing program.  Click here for the full article.