BCS welcomes the Government’s greening progress report

Published on Friday, 06 July 2012 11:38
Posted by Scott Buckler

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has welcomed the first progress report on the Government's adoption of greener ICT practices

The report shows that the Government has saved £1.3m in the last 12 months as it works to adopt best practices from its Green ICT Workbook.

David Clarke, MBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute says: "This report shows that by taking a considered approach and using technology to effect changes, organisations can make significant savings, not only on emissions but also to the bottom line. However, there is still obviously more that the Government and many other organisations can do, in particular in relation to improving energy efficiency in data centres."

The Institute is committed to enabling the IT industry to become more energy efficient in itself by providing the IT profession with the knowledge and expertise it needs to lower carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impact of IT.

David continues: "We have developed many initiatives*, working with experts from our membership and organisations across the globe to support IT professionals, as they in turn are looked to by their organisations to implement green IT strategies."

In the UK, growing legislation is making green IT a boardroom subject. Many organisations are already learning to understand how such legislation as the CRC energy efficiency scheme affects them. This legislation, which will affect 2,770 UK organisations, makes it mandatory for organisations to understand and report their energy consumption, with potential financial penalties for failure to comply.

Source: ©BCS

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