Some ideas on how to get involved with green ICT.

Getting involved - green ICT

Top 10 Tips

Take action now by considering some of JISC’s top tips for a sustainable IT department.

  1. Enable PC Powerdown for devices not in use
  2. Investigate moving to thin-client devices or more efficient thick-client devices
  3. Extend life of equipment
  4. Consolidate and virtualise servers. Get servers out of departments and offices into properly designed data centres
  5. Implement Hot/Cold aisle separation and containment. Look at the possibility of direct cooling of racks.
  6. Install more efficient power supply units (PSU) and uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS)
  7. Consolidate printers and enable duplex and monochrome printing by default 
  8. Reduce travel by maximising the opportunities for remote conferencing and flexible and home working
  9. De-duplicate and rationalise data storage
  10. Rationalise and simplify IT systems and architectures

JISC’s Green ICT blog

For the latest updates on JISC’s Green ICT work and to comment on the different methods of reducing your institution’s carbon footprint visit JISC’s Green ICT blog.

JISC’s Green ICT blog

Events

Green Gown Awards 2010
Green Gown Awards logo

JISC is sponsoring the Green ICT award at the Green Gown Awards 2010.  The Green ICT award category recognises the growing environmental importance of ICT within the sector and the variety of actions that help minimize environmental impacts associated with ICT use.

Queen Margaret University were the 2009 winners (PDF) to of the JISC-sponsored Green ICT award for their innovative use of thin-client technology.  Cardiff University and Imperial College London were highly commended for best practice in green data centres and e-procurement respectively.

The Green Gown Awards 2010 will launch on 11 January 2010.  Raise the profile of your institution’s innovative practice in the use of environmentally sustainable ICT and submit an application by 19 February 2010.

Greening ICT - Case study Queen Margaret University Video

Video available on YouTube Film created by Jon Mowat and Michelle Pauli. © 2009 HEFCE. This film is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales license.