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HGA creates greener outlook with print systems from Océ

September 02, 2009 |

According to Patrick Thibaudeau, HGA Vice President, "We wanted an overarching solution, and we wanted a business partner who shared our core values.  That's what Océ offered us."


Since its founding in 1953, HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), a full service integrated architectural and engineering firm, has operated with an unwavering belief that good design is sustainable. HGA takes its environmental responsibility seriously, both in the buildings the firm designs, its internal operations and its vendor partnerships. Therefore, when HGA decided to investigate new options for its printing and scanning needs, the firm wanted a vendor who shared its values.

After a thorough evaluation process, HGA partnered with Océ and installed several Océ large-format, multifunction color and monochrome printers. The Océ equipment increased HGA’s color capability, print capacity, overall productivity, and many elements of HGA’s workflow process while also reducing its environmental footprint.

Océ’s Eco Design technology features low ozone and heat emissions, quiet operation and extremely low energy consumption. In addition, Océ’s radiant fusing technology eliminates warm-up time and conserves energy during stand-by. HGA wastes less paper through increased usage of electronic document viewing and sharing instead of printing. When printing is required, Océ’s WYSIWYP (What You See Is What You Print) functionality ensures the print is correct the first time.


HGA estimates the company will save as much as 50% over the next five years as a result of purchasing Océ equipment. It’s clear that HGA has built a sustainable, cost-effective foundation for continued innovation. 


HGA Architects and Engineers' Minneapolis, MN office is located in the city's historic warehouse district and is an adaptive reuse of an existing building that dates from the early 1900's.




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