Top 5 Green Solution Providers

Paul Khawaja, Vice President of Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) at xwave

Paul Khawaja, Vice President of Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) at Xwave

Emphasizing the rising costs of energy and the universal desires of business owners to save money wherever they can, Xwave, a subsidiary of Bell Aliant has designed advanced technology solutions to reduce energy consumption.


The company uses a core technology review to show enterprise the cost-saving benefits of going green through virtualization and consolidation. Virtualization allows for less power consumption at each individual client. Desktop management and shared software will also save power at each station.

Chris Slattery, President and CEO of BlueCurl

Chris Slattery, President and CEO of BlueCurl

Building Canada’s first carbon neutral computer lab in Kimberly B.C., Vancouver-based BlueCurl is ahead of the pack with their innovative green solution strategies, which reduce energy consumption in the education sector.


Virtualization is allowing seven users to share one PC; meaning a 35-seat lab need only purchase five PCs. As a result, schools can reduce electrical consumption by 80 per cent and save 94 per cent on their energy bill.

Melissa Alvares, sustainability programs manager at Softchoice

Melissa Alvares, sustainability programs manager at Softchoice

Softchoice simply wants to make buying green electronics easy. Their goal is to eventually become the leading reseller of green technologies and leading reseller in the elimination of e-waste.


Through an alliance with EPEAT, Softchoice began listing 1,500 environmentally-friendly skus on their website. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the purchase of EPEAT products will deflect 13 million pounds of hazardous waste and conserve 600,000 megawatts of energy over the next five years.

Laser networks : Chris Stoate, President

LaserNetworks : Chris Stoate, President

The company is the exclusive provider of REFLEXSION brand toner – an ecologically aware remanufactured toner cartridge. When the toner cartridge eventually breaks down, 97 per cent of its elements will be recycled.


Landfill diversion is important for a printing company as typical cartridges contain engineering-grade polymers, which take at least 1,000 years to decompose. The company diverts 240 tons of waste from landfills each year through its toner reuse program and conserves 90,000 liters of oil through avoiding manufacturing.

JoeAnne Hardy, President of WBM Office Services

JoeAnne Hardy, President of WBM Office Services

WBM Office Services is a 58-year-old company who has had a consistent goal of improving the efficiency of any sized business. The company provides energy and cost-savings benefits for each area of business from, digital services, telephony or in hardware, but is taking a leading role in print optimization.

WBM Office Services

WBM’s green solution strategy reduces the number of printers in an office and encourages businesses to replace older models with energy-efficient devices. Newer models with inexpensive toner and energy-saving features allow cost savings of 30 per cent and energy-savings of 96 per cent. Read the full article

Top five solution providers, Xwave, BlueCurl, Softchoice, LaserNetworks and WBM Office Services, have met the green demand by creating more energy-efficient solutions, improving productivity and bringing cost-saving advantages to the business world. 

by Michelle MacLeod of CDN

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