Presentation on theme: "Sustainable IT John Pollitt – Head of IT Services, City College Norwich."— Presentation transcript:
Sustainable IT John Pollitt – Head of IT Services, City College Norwich.
What is Green Computing? Green computing is the use of computers and related resources in an environmentally responsible manner. It’s not just for tree huggers 1 LCD not CRT 2 Laptops 3 Screen Saver? 4 Sleep mode/Vista 5 Energy Star 6 Recycle
Why bother? Reputation Cost savings Social responsibility Global (resources, carbon) Local environment (heat, footprint, H&S) Compliance BREEAM excellence Legislation
New Vs Old New build – an opportunity for change Legacy kit – counting the cost Existing build & infrastructure
Before green was popular Print consumables LCD monitors No inkjets Refurbished PCs Re-cycled equipment (PCs & CDs) Auto shutdown student PCs
What came next? Classroom & Office PCs – tower, small form or laptop? Repro – wastebin, duplex, mono, print quotas, MFDs. AV – auto shutdown projectors, plasma E-forms – e-registers, progressions other docs. Sustainability as part of the procurement policy.
Extended power management
The price of progress
Sample running costs
Low power laptop based tech
What now? Data Centre Storage Consolidation Server Consolidation (Virtualisation) Thin client & flexible computing Third party device support Audio Visual Auto shutdown staff PCs
Gotchas I need a huge LCD, 2 would be better… Virtualisation creep AV growth Power management issues & limitations Multiple mobile devices MFD consolidation Packaging
Help is at hand
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Planning your Data Centre
Energy Star ratings
Energy Star ratings Energy Star 5 currently in draft
Measuring use Mains voltage testers & cost calculators Power+and+Energy+Monitors&FromMenu=y&doy=25m2 £