Case Study: Centric Business Systems

See how Centric Business Systems’ green approach led to cost savings.

About Centric Business Systems

Centric, a Ricoh dealer, provides innovative and environmentally-friendly business solutions and systems. From its new headquarters in Owings Mills, MD, and four satellite offices, the company put its well-know commitment to environmental stewardship to work for clients in the mid-Atlantic region.

“Customers and others who visit our headquarters are extremely impressed with the many ways we have incorporated sustainable elements … They don’t always realize that taking a ‘green’ approach can often result in cost-savings as well.”

Scott Schnabel

Vice President of Sales

Centric Business Systems



Providing clients with green solutions is at the core of what Centric does, and their new headquarters was the perfect opportunity to put more of their ideas to work.

The solutions included:

  • ENERGY STAR® devices for a significant energy reduction and cost savings.

  • Card swipe (or pass code) job release authentication to help decrease wasted paper.

  • TCO FullView to enable customers to calculate the carbon reduction associated with new devices.

  • Ricoh-sponsored Toner Recycling Program.

  • Right-sizing their printer fleet to increase productivity, reduce equipment costs and reduce the wasteful proliferation of printer devices and consumables in the work environment.

  • Customer training on initiatives to better support organizational “green teams.”


Download PDF