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Welcome to the SUSTE-TECH Project
Sustainable or green technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the IT industry. As ICT use accounts for over 2% of total global emissions, it is imperative that its energy requirements for use is examined and effective ways of reducing those requirements are found.
While the principle aim of the SUSTE-TECH project is to improve ICT related energy consumption in UK HEI’s by encouraging them to use alternative sustainable ICT equipment, its overarching aims include examining sustainable alternatives in ICT design, manufacture and disposal. The project also intends on looking at behavioural change in ICT users as it has previously been reported that ICT users play a significant part in the wastage of electricity, thus creating CO2 unnecessarily.
The procurement of ICT equipment will also be examined. Purchasing smaller, more energy efficient, longer lasting ICT equipment and accessories will become mainstream once procurement departments tie in with the Universities green policies.
Data and case studies resulting from this and other JISC funded projects will provide transferable and reproducible long term sustainable solutions to ICT departments not only in Universities and Colleges but in business and government sectors also.
It is also hoped that this program will create not just “once off” datasets of energy reducing results, but provide a platform for long lasting change in how large institutions purchase, use and dispose of their ICT equipment.
Get your Green ICT initiatives recognised with a Green Gown Award
Have you implemented a project to minimise energy consumption, carbon emissions, waste generation and other environmental impacts associated with ICT use? Why not get your hard work recognised by entering it into the Green Gown Awards? Winning an Award will bring huge awareness and positive PR to not only your institution as a whole but also to the profile of sustainability within it. This is your chance to shine.
Please click here to view the independent Project Evaluation Report on the Suste-Tech project.
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