Estimating ICT electricity use at the University of Sheffield

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A clear picture of the energy consumption by ICT devices is the first step to effectively reduce such consumption. The University of Sheffield has undertaken a detailed estimate of the energy/carbon footprint of its ICT estate. The final estimate shows that ICT equipment accounted for around 18% non-residential electricity and 15% of non-residential carbon emissions (from all energy sources). This has been used to develop a generic tool to help other institutions estimate their energy and carbon footprint in ICT.