Energy & Carbon Savings through Use of ICT


To reduce total carbon emissions through the better use of ICT for University processes. Targeted investment in ICT can be used to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the University.


Based on best practice the following kinds of initiatives are proposed:

Reducing travel requirements by providing ICT based opportunities for communication and collaboration, eg:



Instant messaging

Video conferencing

Shared workspaces

Other methods can include:

Replacing paper based processes with ICT based equivalents

Eco-efficiency (for example, remote printing: printing prospectuses in Malaysia rather than printing here and shipping them to Malaysia)

Use ICT to report on environmental efficiencies across the university:

A dashboard showing number of machines turned on versus number of machines in use

How power consumption looks month by month (taking advantage of the electricity metering project undertaken by Estates)

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