Sustainable IT Solutions
Solutions For the Enterprise
No matter what the size and nature of the enterprise, the Data Center is a big contributor to the eco-footprint. It is common for ICT to account for 25% or more of the total electricity consumption. The GreenHouse Gas (GHG) footprint from the manufacture, operation and disposal of ICT equipment is a significant part of the total for non-manufacturers. Just as big are the opportunities to make sizeable reductions in the enterprise’s eco-profile by implementing programs which reduce space, energy and waste by launching programs for virtualization, power management and other proven methods. GreenIT offers services (IT System Design, IT Infrastructure System Design and Integrated Facilities Design) , seminars (GreenIT Building Blocks) and total service packages (GreenIT 360/365) to help the IT professional succeed with a sustainability program.
City governments and government agencies have a high profile when it comes to meeting politically generated sustainability goals, but rarely the budget or manpower to tackle large scale sustainable ICT planning. Timetables for achieving goals bear more relation to election cycles than reality. ICT infrastructure may cross agency barriers, making any systemic planning exercise difficult. GreenIT Roadmap provides a method to automatically document the entire IT infrastructure and identify areas which promise the largest potential for near term efficiency in energy use and waste production. GreenIT Building Blocks seminars can train staff to leverage existing resource.
As visible public citizens, educational institutions are expected to embody the highest values of society. Universities must meet the expectations of alumni, funders and boards, while complying with grant requirements for EPP. They must be good citizens in their communities and act as role models for their students. One of the challenges of creating a sustainable IT plan in a campus environment is overcoming organizational boundaries and the difficulties of a physical plant whose growth may span decades or centuries. GreenIT helps kick of the sustainable IT planning process with seminars such as Green IT 21 to help diverse organizations reach a common vocabulary. A college can get help formulating and executing new initiatives by using services such as Eco-Innovation Planning and Project Management. IT Infrastructure System Design and Integrated Facilities Design consulting can help design sustainable IT into new construction.
Hospitals, clinics and medical research facilities are pressured to reduce operating costs while constantly upgrading their technologies. Facility expansion creates new opportunities for implementing IT Infrastructure that operates more efficiently. Innovations in healthcare methods increasingly rely on IT support. As vital parts of the community, healthcare facilities are always in the spotlight and have the opportunity to be leaders in environmental best practices. Seminars such as Green IT 21 teach an organization the basics of IT Sustainability. Healthcare institutions can get help formulating and executing new initiatives by using services such as Eco-Innovation Planning and Project Management. IT Infrastructure System Design and Integrated Facilities Design consulting can help design sustainable IT into new construction.
The last year has seen a dramatic increase in customers adding Green requirements to RFPs and purchasing contracts. High energy costs and more stringent waste disposal requirements provide additional motivation to enterprises to implement aggressive sustainability policies. Environmentally Preferred Purchasing practices are becoming the norm in the Fortune 1000 and beyond. In order to successfully compete, the Equipment Manufacturer must add Green requirements to new product development, and develop a full understanding of the Green qualities of existing products. GreenIT offers a range of standard seminars - Green IT 21, Push the Green Wave, and Buy Green, Be Green to help train organizations to successfully navigate the green marketplace and EPP.
Even before the 2008 economic crisis, Real Estate developers were finding that to build commercial and institutional buildings that could successfully compete for quality tenants required attention to current social and environmental trends. LEED certification is becoming de rigueur. Broadband infrastructure and adaptive HVAC are just a couple of the latest technologies which differentiate a building from its competition. By incorporating Green Information technology requirements into the initial design, future tenants may realize energy savings of 25% or more. GreenIT consulting services such as IT Infrastructure System Design and Integrated Facilities Design can guide the developer, architect and sub-contractor through the complete design process.
Non-Profit Institutions are held to a high standard of ethical behavior and community responsibility. Most have developed Sustainability policies but not all have realized the role Information and Computer Technology play in reducing an institution’s eco-footprint. The Green IT 21 seminar can train staff and board members alike on the opportunities to reduce energy and waste by employing Green IT practices. The GreenIT 360/365 service package can guide your organization through the entire Sustainable IT life cycle of assessment, planning and implementation.
Businesses that sell environmentally friendly products are held to a high standard of ethical behavior and community responsibility. All green businesses have active Sustainability programs that undergo constant improvement. Often, the full impact of Information and Computer Technology on the eco-footprint is only partially understood. The Green IT 21 seminar can train staff and board members alike on the opportunities to reduce energy and waste by employing GreenIT practices. GreenIT Building Blocks can help the IT organization develop ideas for innovative leadership. The GreenIT 360/365 service package can guide your organization through the entire Sustainable IT life cycle of assessment, planning and implementation.