The UCLA Sustainability Coordinator and the CSC Green IT Team presented ways to improve departments' and University's green IT footprint, and rolled out the “UCLA Bruins Making ‘IT’ Green” campaign on June 25th, at the summer Computing Support Coordinators (CSC) conference.
AVC Jim Davis spoke at the meeting about the challenges the University faces during the current budget crisis and how IT can help meet the need for cost reductions. Powering down computers and printers during off hours can help departments realize savings in both power and HVAC use. Reducing printing and always printing duplex can realize significant savings in paper costs. It is possible that the University might realize as much as $2.5 million in annual cost savings by implementing such practices.
Nurit Katz, the UCLA Sustainability Coordinator, spoke about how "Green IT" fits into the entire sustainability initiative for the campus. She also introduced the group to the UCLA Sustainability Website at: http://www.sustain.ucla.edu/.
Members of the Green IT Team went into specifics on a selection of topics:
- What is truth or myth about green IT;
- How to measure success - are there really savings?
- The benefits of virtualization in servers and data centers
- What hot, new products can help
- Tips and Hints for buying green and working green
UCLA Green IT Team includes:
- Gerard Au, English
- Joel Bellon, Career Center
- Cindy Kimmick, Library
- Todd King, IGPP
- Ravi Shah, DLAM
- Albert Woo, Law
Their complete talks are available via podcast at UCLA on iTunesU. Information on Green IT will be added to the UCLA Sustainability website in the near future. A Green IT fair is being planned for the fall.