Oct 14, 2015 0 Comments in News, Press Releases by

Case Study Presentation at AASHE Conference to Show Value of Data Automation in Meeting Campus Sustainability Goals  

LoadMan On-Board Scales and University of California, Santa Cruz, to Discuss
Waste Data Automation Solution Deployed at UCSC Campus at Conference

IMG_2528RENTON, Wash. – Oct. 13, 2015 — Bradley E. Angell, Ph.D., from the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) and Alan Housley, vice president of marketing at LoadMan On-Board Scales and  Certified Product Manager will co-present the data automation case study at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) held in Minneapolis later this month.

In spite of its growing importance, diverting recovered resources continues to pose fundamental problems for campus managers. In response to this problem, the UCSC staffs have redefined the billing process and diversion metrics by using a weight-based model for study, communication and budgeting.  All enabled with the adoption of the Loadman On-Board Scales. Introduced in 2012, UCSC operators now manage with the automated metrics system that integrates database software, GPS technology and real-time load software to weigh refuse and recycle materials as they are collected by haulers.

For this case study, UCSC’s Angell will present the on-campus weight-based system and processes, while Housley will focus on established weight diversion best practices and technologies to automate and maximize diversion for zero waste sustainability objectives.

The presentation is open to attendees of AASHE and is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., room 1010F, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

About LoadMan
Creative Microsystems, Inc. is a global leader in on-board truck weighing systems with its flagship LoadMan product line. In business nearly 30 years, the company has more than 20,000 LoadMan installations worldwide providing solutions for various applications and industries including waste and recycling, construction, defense, mining, public works, steel and timber. Its road-tested products provide complete solutions with patented loadcell technology, sophisticated electronics and load management software, and is backed by a global network of certified dealers and value-added resellers. For more information visit www.loadman.com.

About UC Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Cruz opened in 1965 with 650 students. Fifty years later, the campus is home to 15,645 undergraduate and 1,555 graduate students. At UCSC, the Refuse and Recycling Program in the Grounds Services Department has been collecting recyclable materials from across campus since 1989. The goal of campus recycling is to divert materials from the waste stream, and ultimately, to avoid the unnecessary disposal of recovered resources. Instead of going to the landfill, these materials are reused or recycled by industry vendors and turned into new products. University of California System goals for diversion are 75% by 2012 and 95% by 2020.


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