Jisc's mission is to enable people in higher education, further education and skills in the UK to perform at the forefront of international practice by exploiting fully the possibilities of modern digital empowerment, content and connectivity. As part of that mission Jisc helps higher and further education institutions to improve their environmental performance and efficiency through improvements in their use of ICT.
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This case study explains how the University of Sheffield has undertaken a detailed estimate of the energy/carbon footprint of its ICT estate.
This case study explores how the Wheeltop Project of Beaumont College uses ICT to support the learning and development of physically disabled students.
By investing in low energy PC and server systems, the research team has lowered the environmental impacts of their computational-intensive modelling
A case study from SUSTEIT about free cooling, avoidance of hot/cold air arrangements, and variable speed drives, which can save in energy costs, compared to older, unoptimised,...
Purpose-built to house the School of Computing, a simple, low energy design, which saves energy, reduces environmental impacts and enhances productivity
At the University of Liverpool, the self-developed software powers down around 3,500 participating computers that are idle for over 10 hours daily, bringing numerous benefits.
Case study of the University of Gloucestershire realizing that computer and printer procurement and usage was a significant contributor to the university’s environmental...
When City of Bristol College encountered a growing number of servers with the related power and cooling requirements, it looked at virtualisation mainly for server...
This case study introduces "HECToR" (High End Computing Terascale Resources)
This case study explains how Jisc were able to provide Cardiff University with new technology allowing twice as many servers in less space and the total cost.
A case study, from Cardiff University, explaining how using Condor could help cut your electricity use.
In the Queen Margaret University campus a key feature is thin client IT infrastructure, which produces less heat and allows the building to be mostly naturally lit and ventilated.
Replacing 120 physical servers with 13 VMware ESX host servers has enabled Sheffield Hallam University to expand server capacity considerably, while reducing energy costs and...
The Suste IT Tool is a simple carbon accounting tool that calculates the amount of energy (kWh), carbon (CO2) and money (£) is spent on ICT related energy use.
Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education, a JISC report, provides useful information on good practice in environmentally sustainable ICT
ICT briefing by JISC for the senior management team in November 2011, elaborating on the ways available for institutions to use ICT to go green, employing a couple of case studies
This report on sustainable ICT, produced for the Joint Information Services Committee (JISC) was by Professor Peter James and Lisa Hopkinson at the University of Bradford.
Most colleges and universities have some sort of data centre. Ever-increasing data storage and processing needs mean that the energy needed to run the computers and to deal with...