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May 31, 2013

Unisource Worldwide To Introduce Proprietary Green Gauge™ Sustainability Tool To Canadian Green Building Professionals

NORCROSS, GA — Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in North America and a global provider of comprehensive customer solutions including facility supplies and equipment, will introduce its proprietary Green Gauge™ Sustainable Cleaning Product Purchases reporting tool at the 2013 Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) National Conference and Expo, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, June 4-6 in Vancouver, BC.

Expo attendees are encouraged to visit Unisource in Booth #519 to learn how the company’s unique Green Gauge makes easy work of LEED EB:O&M IEQc3.3 reporting.  Attendees can also learn how maximizing Green Cleaning points earned can improve a building’s certification level, avoiding a potential “brown discount.”

On Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m., Andrew Gustyn, Unisource’s Director of Sustainability, North America; and Garrett Gerst, Unisource’s Senior Marketing Manager of Facility Solutions and a LEED Green Associate, will present information from the company’s recently published white paper entitled: A Simplified Path to LEED EB:O&M Success, Maximizing Green Cleaning Points to Move From Brown Discount to Green Premium. The presentation will take place on the Exhibitor Presentation Stage on the show floor.

“The CaGBC Expo is a great opportunity to network with both customers and industry leaders, exchange experiences, and learn best practices,” said Gustyn.  “We will be on hand to share how Unisource’s expertise in Green Cleaning can help CaGBC members in their quest to improve the sustainability of buildings across Canada.  Our ISSA-certified Facility Solutions professionals, located across the country, are prepared to work with facility managers of all types of buildings to implement programs to improve sustainability and maximize LEED points.  Customers across North America have raved about the time savings they’ve realized by using the Green Gauge to track their purchases of sustainable cleaning products for LEED reporting purposes,“ he said.

With an extensive supplier base, national distribution network, logistics expertise, and nationwide sales force, Unisource offers convenient access and reliable and timely delivery of industry-leading cleaning and facility maintenance products.  The company offers a vast array of customer solutions that fulfill customer needs for maintenance supplies, cleaning chemicals and equipment, sanitary papers, packaging materials, and office papers.

The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. Together with its membership of over 1600 industry organizations involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving its mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.

About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Ga. is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and offers a comprehensive suite of customer solutions – including engineered design capabilities, eBusiness technologies, logistics expertise, paper brokerage services, and environmentally-responsible options. The company also markets a full line of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging materials and systems, and facility supplies and equipment. With more than 4,500 Team Members located worldwide throughout business units in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; and a fleet of “Big Red” trucks based at approximately 90 locations across North America, Unisource is the company that provides Customer Solutions in a Global Market.  Unisource can be found online at www.unisourceworldwide.com.