Thin clients at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Tags: estates | it | ventilation | thinclient

In the new Queen Margaret University campus, the integration of IT into the Estate design process has resulted in one of the most sustainable campus developments in the UK. A key feature of this development is the use of thin client IT infrastructure, which produces less heat and therefore allows the building to be predominantly naturally lit and ventilated. There are now some 1250 thin client terminals across the campus. Savings in capital build costs in terms of building services not required is around £1 million. The annual savings in building energy costs is an estimated £60,000. When this is combined with the lower energy costs of thin client, the University is saving over £100,000 a year.