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Rob bristow space utilisation birmingham 24 aug 2011

  1. 1. 11 March 2011<br />RSC North-East Online Conference<br />JISC’s Greening ICT Programme <br />Rob BristowProgramme Manager Green ICT<br />
  2. 2. What JISC is<br />Funded by the four UK funding councils<br />Provides the infrastructure and associated services through JANET UK<br />Services<br />e.g. JISC Mail, TechDis<br />Friends and Relations<br />e.g. British Library, SURF<br />Communities (e.g. libraries, National Grid Service)<br />Areas of innovation activity:<br />E-Research<br />E-Learning<br />Content & Digitisation<br />Information Environment<br />Organisational support<br />
  3. 3. What JISC Does (in a nutshell)<br />Saving money - Going green<br />Knowing what the right things to do are, how to do them better, and how to stay ahead of the game – By:<br />Developing systems / services<br />Fostering communities<br />Promoting innovation<br />Harvesting, sharing and embedding expertise<br />Influencing and supporting<br />
  4. 4. Drivers for Green ICT<br />ICT Energy and carbon emissions<br />Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)<br />Funding council drivers<br />Reduce costs<br />Improve efficiency<br />Enhance reputation<br />New ways of working and new paradigms for teaching, learning, research and administration<br />
  5. 5. The Problem<br />760,000 PCs<br />215,000 servers<br />147,000 networked printers<br />512,000 Mwh of electricity<br />275,000 tonnes of CO2<br />High costs <br />£116 million + in 2009 (Electricity HE & FE in UK)<br />Picture: Josie Fraser<br />Some rights reserved<br />Source: Suste-IT Report<br />
  6. 6. The opportunity<br />Smarter systems, buildings and processes<br />De-materialisation, dis-aggregation and dis-intermediation<br />HE as exemplar for low-carbon IT <br />Green as driver for other efficiency gains<br />ICT as cost versus ICT as opportunity<br />
  7. 7. The Green ICT Programme - Overview<br />Key objectives for the programme<br />Greening the sector - attitudinal and behaviour change embedded across the sector<br />New sustainable procurement paradigms<br />Sustainability seen as key driver and yardstick for sector activities<br />Harnessing of sector research activities<br />Intended outputs from this programme<br /><ul><li>Substantive body of knowledge illuminating areas of uncertainty in respect to Green ICT
  8. 8. Exemplar projects providing leadership and best practice example</li></ul>Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Reduction of sector carbon footprint and associated energy costs
  9. 9. Increased capacity and expertise across the sector in sustainable ICT
  10. 10. Improved reputation of sector and UK as leaders in this area
  11. 11. Reduction in waste generated by ICT use</li></li></ul><li>Forthcoming Events<br />Green IT for science and technology<br />University of Cambridge, 7th September 2011<br />http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/2011/09/greenitforscience.aspx<br />Best Practice Criteria for Sustainable E-Learning<br />The Open University, Milton Keynes, 1st Nov 2011<br />http://www.goodcampus.org/events/info.php?siteID=&refnum=70&startnum=0<br />“Interfaces Day”<br />De Montfort University, Leicester<br />Date TBC<br />
  12. 12. Links <br />http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/greeningict.aspx - JISC’s Greening ICT Programme<br />http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/energyefficiency/html/standby_initiative_data_centers.htm - EU C of C<br />http://www.susteit.org.uk/publications/index.php - for:<br />Suste-IT main report and summaries<br />Best practice reviews for Data Centres, Personal Computing, Printing, Procurement<br />A number of papers written by Grid Computing Now! for the Suste-IT project. Subjects covered include the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, Data Centre Cooling and Virtualisation<br />http://www.susteit.org.uk/cases/index.php - for 20 case studies drawn from UK HE and FE highlighting good practice and innovative solutions<br />http://greenict.jiscinvolve.org/ - JISC’s Green ICT Blog<br />http://jiscgreenict.org/ - JISC Greening ICT Community site – aggregated blogs from the projects<br />#greenict - Tag in use on Twitter et al <br />
  13. 13. Contact<br />Rob Bristow<br />Programme Manager (Green ICT)<br />r.bristow@jisc.ac.uk<br />+44 (0) 7825 823 282<br />Twitter: robbristow<br />Blog: http://greenict.jiscinvolve.org/<br />Mailing list: SUSTAINABLE-ICT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK<br />

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