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Sustainable IT for FE Colleges - Policy Landscape & Practical Implementation

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Sustainable IT for FE Colleges - Policy Landscape & Practical Implementation

  1. 1. Association of Colleges Sustainable IT for FE Colleges: Policy Landscape & Practical implementation Matt Dean – AoC NILTA
  2. 2. Policy Landscape <ul><li>ICT accounts for around 2% of global CO2 equivalent emissions and around 3% of UK electricity consumption; </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in the UK’s carbon emissions by at least 26% by 2020; </li></ul><ul><li>All new Colleges being zero carbon by 2016; </li></ul><ul><li>£2.3 billion capital investment over the three year period to 2010/11; </li></ul><ul><li>Capital funding to encourage zero carbon college designs; plus, funding to operate as zero carbon in use; </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current Focus – Efficiency Gains <ul><li>‘ 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’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction of consumption; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling of hardware; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable sources of energy; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote working. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What Can Colleges Do? <ul><li>Recognise the specific physical environment in which you operate, but think about activities as well as buildings; </li></ul><ul><li>Plan, at SMT level, with sustainability in mind; </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge Suppliers; </li></ul><ul><li>Address the funding gap; </li></ul><ul><li>Make the best use of emerging technologies; </li></ul><ul><li>Measure and audit current usage . </li></ul>

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