xpedx Promotes ‘Healthy Campus. Healthy Students.®’ at 2011 APPA Conference

CINCINNATI, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — xpedx representatives had a busy two days providing information about green cleaning programs and supplies, answers on sustainability issues and advice to educational facility managers during the APPA Annual Conference and Exhibition held July 16–18 at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta.

APPA 2011 is a premier event for educational facilities professionals. During the conference, facilities officers, directors and management personnel from around the world explored the latest trends, challenges and solutions within colleges and universities, K-12 grade academies and public schools, libraries, museums and other institutions of learning. More than 40 conference sessions took place, including sessions on campus sustainability practices and building maintenance.

“Most educational institutions want to retain and grow their student population and one way they can differentiate themselves is by providing a healthy and safe campus environment,” said Danielle Yarber, director of sales-Facility Solutions, xpedx. “We have the expertise to help schools launch a sustainability program or make improvements to what they already have in place. In either case, adopting a sustainability program sends a message to students and their parents that the school considers environmental health and safety an important aspect of campus life.”

The xpedx suite of sustainable solutions includes green cleaning consultation and access to green-cleaning products from the industry’s leading manufacturers. In select markets, xpedx hosts free seminars to share the latest information on sustainability best practices with its customers. xpedx also provides guidance to help schools achieve LEED® certification, and offers environmental reports on xpedx.com that allow schools to track qualified purchases for LEED® documentation or for their own internal sustainability programs.

And with employees approved as ISSA Certified Experts (I.C.E.), xpedx can provide training and consulting services to educational institutions interested in achieving Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification.

About xpedx

Cincinnati, Ohio-based xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of print, packaging and facility solutions supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities from locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information about xpedx, its business segments and stewardship efforts visit xpedx.com.

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