By Sherry M. Adler 

Independent experts from a cross-section of industries cast their votes. And when the ballots were counted, Xerox came out a winner ─ times two ─ in this year’s Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. We took the top spot in the product category for two of our innovations.

Our Merge parking management system is a first-of-its-kind, citywide smart parking solution. It enables guided parking, predictive enforcement, meter and pay-by-cell management, and demand-based pricing – all layered with analytics. Merge cuts drive time spent looking for parking and, in the process, reduces congestion and pollution. What’s more, with Merge, parking costs have gone down.

Watch the “How to Make Parking Smarter” to learn more about Merge

The Xerox Print Awareness Tool provides real-time information on how intended print decisions influence financials and the environment. Gamification techniques embedded in the solution ─ such as a personal software widget ─ engage users and encourage them to change behavior and take part in environmental sustainability efforts. Results show that our tool cuts print volumes by 20 percent and increases two-sided printing by 60 percent.

Watch how “The Print Awareness Tool” can help you change wasteful habits

This is the third year that Environmental Leader has issued these coveted honors. Paul Natsu, publisher of Environmental Leader said of the 2015 recipients: “The winners showed innovation and the ability to help transform the fields of energy and sustainability management.” He added, ”Entries that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that should be carefully considered by companies seeking to improve operations and boost the bottom line.”