What Is Green It?

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A quick intro to green IT. What it is, how to implement, and some quick tips.

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  • What Is Green It?

    1. 1. What is Green IT? a simple perspective STEVEN MANDZIK DIRECTOR, GREEN IT SMANDZIK@NAVSTAR-INC.COM
    2. 2. a defintion... Green IT is about injecting sustainability into normal IT operations
    3. 3. ...Normal IT Procurement bring in new equipment Operations use the equipment Disposal get rid of the equipment inject sustainability...
    4. 4. Sustainability To create and maintain conditions, under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony ...fulfilling the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations President Barack Obama October 5, 2009
    5. 5. Where to start? Efficiency improve what you have Culture get people on board Sustainability strategic planning for long term sustainability
    6. 6. In practice Efficiency Consolidate, refurbish, virtualize, deploy cloud solutions, energy management plans, blanking racks, and more...
    7. 7. In practice Culture Bring company along, find interested ‘green leaders’, educate, inform, train, support. Create pride in contribution, build reputation, make it we, advertise environmental benefits.
    8. 8. In practice Sustainability Divert cost savings to sustainable improvements, carve out sustainable budget, inform and bring- on-board executive leaders Create Strategic Sustainability Plan Goals: Zero-net energy buildings 100% environmental purchasing 100% renewable energy 100% recycling
    9. 9. Beyond IT Greenhouse Gas Audit to measure complete carbon footprint Set goals to reduce total corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) Buy local, support community products/services Reward staff for green work ($$, promotions) Push down energy costs to line managers
    10. 10. make the world a better place Steven Mandzik Director of Green IT http://navstar-inc.com/blog smandzik@navstar-inc.com ION Thx! CH AMP OB OT @R

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