Applications to participate in the Suste-TECH project are no longer being considered.
Participation in the project involved institutions gathering data on their institution's ICT equipment and using it to complete the Suste-IT tool. When gathering the necessary ICT data, the following information was required:
After inserting the relevant data into the Suste-IT Carbon Accounting Tool, the CO2 emissions created by their institution's use of ICT equipment, per category, was calculated. The tool also allowed for easy comparison of each of their institution's different types of ICT equipment and comparison with that of their institution's total energy use. In return, participants received dedicated consultancy support when implementing their "Action Plans" from the SUSTE-TECH's project manager and from industry experts at no cost to the participants. This included assistance with gathering ICT data. However, each institution had to commit to implementing improvements at their own cost.
On completion of the Suste-IT Tool, institutions devised Action Plans detailing how their institution intended to reduce its carbon emissions and signed a Memorandum of Understanding of participation in the project. The Memorandum of Understanding is a one page document that confirms each institution's commitment to participate in the project. Places in the project were limited to 16 and were awarded to those who submitted their completed Suste-IT Tool and Action Plan to the PM in a timely and efficient fashion. The relevant documents can be downloaded on the right.
Once the EAUC announced the participants from each region, institutions were asked to submit data as required and stay the course of the project. The PM also required a point of contact from each institution and this person was responsible for delivering the data and results as needed.
York and Humberside Institutions
Institution from the York and Humberside region participating in the SUSTE-TECH project included; Leeds Metropolitan University, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bradford, University of Lincoln, University of Sheffield, and Wigan & Leigh College.
South West Institutions
Institution from the South West region participating in the SUSTE-TECH project included; Bicton College, Bournemouth University, Exeter College, Gloucestershire College, Strode College and the University of Exeter.
Institution from the Wales region participating in the SUSTE-TECH project included; Cardiff University, Pembrokeshire College and the University of Glamorgan.
In return, participants received dedicated consultancy support when implementing their "Action Plans" from the SUSTE-TECH's project manager and from industry experts at no cost to them. This included assistance with gathering ICT data. However, each institution promised to commit to implementing improvements at their own cost and signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect.