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Green ICT initiatives

The Green ICT project has adopted the DMAIC approach to project management. DMAIC is a basic component of the six-sigma methodology – a way to improve work processes by eliminating defects. Using the DMAIC approach will improve efficiency and eliminate defects in the project implementation. The Project Planning and Support office are providing critical project management support and guidance during the course of this project.

Initiatives in 2010

2010 Initiatives Progress
Baseline analysis of energy consumption of ICT Information from four of the seven colleges collected. Auditing of info-commons, halls of residence complete.
Working with data centre managers on energy efficiency measures Baseline power usage effectiveness (PUE) of both data centres established. Investigating the impact of temperature set-point on energy consumption of the data centre.
Comparative study of desktop wake-on LAN solutions Completed. Trials to begin.
Engage stakeholders of the project In progress. Stakeholders being informed and engaged in initiatives of the project.

Initiatives planned in 2011

2011 initiatives Status
Trial of desktop power management software In progress. Two areas on campus trialling the desktop power management software.  
Trial of temperature set point variation in the data centres Trial completed in March 2011. Trial revealed certain issues with a chiller in the Chrisp Data Centres.  
Publish the report on baseline energy consumption of ICT Scheduled for April 2011.  

Updated:  21 April 2011/ Responsible Officer:  Director, Facilities & Services Division/ Page Contact:  Systems and Information Technology