18 Jul 14

Home Office Partners with Greenstone to Measure ICT Energy and Carbon Footprint

The Home Office has become the latest UK Government department to measure its ICT related energy and GHG emissions using Greenstone’s Enterprise system.  The department produced its annual ICT footprint as part of the Cabinet Office Greening Government ICT programme. 

In 2011, the UK Government launched its ‘Greening ICT Strategy’ with a vision to create “a cost-effective and energy-efficient ICT estate…..with reduced environmental impacts to enable new and sustainable ways of working for the public sector.” As a result, 15 central government departments are required to submit an annual report outlining their progress on mandated commitments and actions on greening their ICT estate to the Cabinet Office.

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Non-Financial Reporting , IT

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.

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