30 Apr 14

How to Reduce your IT Carbon Footprint

ICT equipment can account for 15% of electricity consumption in offices and 2% of overall global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a figure which is set to rise.  With energy prices continuing to increase, companies need to find ways to lower without compromising innovation.  Significant savings can be achieved by following a few simple steps.

Undertaking an energy audit of your company’s ICT estate will enable your business to examine the amount of energy it is consuming for each type of ICT equipment, identifying potential opportunities to save energy, cost and GHG emissions.

For example, printers left on standby can use up to 40% of their peak power demand.  Similarly enabling standby features on PCs and monitors can reduce consumption by up to a third. Unsurprisingly, modern equipment is often more efficient than its older counterparts and companies should start thinking about the long term efficiency of their ICT equipment when considering a technology refresh. 

Greenstone’s ICT footprinting capability enables companies to accurately measure their ICT energy consumption and GHG emissions. Our interactive dashboards mean companies can analyse energy consumption, GHG emission and associated costs across their ICT estate and by each type of equipment.  Our clients are also using this functionality to model the before and after performance of potential solution providers when procuring new ICT equipment.

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