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  • 1. Association of Colleges Sustainable IT for FE Colleges: Policy Landscape & Practical implementation Matt Dean – AoC NILTA
  • 2. Policy Landscape
    • ICT accounts for around 2% of global CO2 equivalent emissions and around 3% of UK electricity consumption;
    • Reduction in the UK’s carbon emissions by at least 26% by 2020;
    • All new Colleges being zero carbon by 2016;
    • £2.3 billion capital investment over the three year period to 2010/11;
    • Capital funding to encourage zero carbon college designs; plus, funding to operate as zero carbon in use;
    • 7 EU Directives that will impact on ICT use in colleges will come into force over the next few years – several of them will enable external comparison of an institution’s performance.
  • 3. Current Focus – Efficiency Gains
    • ‘ 49% of emissions in 2007 were related to PCs, peripherals and printers, 37% to telecoms infrastructure and 14% to data centres – which are forecast to change to 57%, 25% and 18%, respectively, by 2020’
      • Regulation;
      • Reduction of consumption;
      • Recycling of hardware;
      • Renewable sources of energy;
      • Remote working.
  • 4. What Can Colleges Do?
    • Recognise the specific physical environment in which you operate, but think about activities as well as buildings;
    • Plan, at SMT level, with sustainability in mind;
    • Challenge Suppliers;
    • Address the funding gap;
    • Make the best use of emerging technologies;
    • Measure and audit current usage .