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