What is Green IT?
a simple perspective STEVEN MANDZIK
DIRECTOR, GREEN IT
Green IT is about injecting
sustainability into normal IT
bring in new equipment
use the equipment
get rid of the equipment
To create and maintain conditions, under which
humans and nature can exist in productive
...fulﬁlling the social, economic, and other
requirements of present and future generations
President Barack Obama
October 5, 2009
Where to start?
improve what you have
get people on board
strategic planning for long term sustainability
Consolidate, refurbish, virtualize, deploy cloud
solutions, energy management plans, blanking
racks, and more...
Bring company along, ﬁnd interested ‘green
leaders’, educate, inform, train, support.
Create pride in contribution, build reputation,
make it we, advertise environmental beneﬁts.
Divert cost savings to sustainable improvements,
carve out sustainable budget, inform and bring-
on-board executive leaders
Create Strategic Sustainability Plan
Zero-net energy buildings 100% environmental purchasing
100% renewable energy 100% recycling
Greenhouse Gas Audit to measure complete
Set goals to reduce total corporate greenhouse
Buy local, support community products/services
Reward staff for green work ($$, promotions)
Push down energy costs to line managers
make the world a better place
Director of Green IT
Thx! CH AMP