[LINK] ANU Green ICT Seminar Series 2009

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri May 29 09:06:57 AEST 2009

This is to invite nominations for presentations in the ANU Green ICT 
Seminar Series. A six month program of weekly seminars is to be held 
on Wednesdays 2 to 3pm at the Australian National University in 
Canberra, as part of  the Masters course "Green ICT Strategies" 
COMP7310 <http://cs.anu.edu.au/students/comp7310/>. The weekly topics 
for the seminars have been chosen to match what the students are 
learning that week. Members of the ICT and related professions are 
invited to nominate to give a presentation, or simply to attend and 
discuss the issues with the students. There is no charge for 
attendance at the seminars, however seating priority will be given to 
the students enrolled in the course.

22 July: Understanding climate science

Understand environmental, social and business context for 
sustainability, and overview of background, boundaries.

29 July: The Global ICT Footprint

Estimate the embodied carbon and the footprint from use of 
telecommunications, data centres and desktop PCs.

5 August:  Enabling ICT

Investigate how ICT systems can reduce energy and materials use by 
improving the efficiency of business systems by replacing the 
movement of goods with information (dematerialisation), improve the 
efficiency of machines (smart motor systems), logistics, buildings and grids.

12 August: Energy saving - Data Centres and Client Equipment

Computers and telecommunications equipment contributes about 2% to 
greenhouse gas emissions. Look at how data centres and client 
equipment can be made more efficient.

19 August: Materials Use

Energy reduction is only part of making a Green ICT system, there is 
also the issue of use of materials and hazardous substances.

26 August: Methods and tools

Ensure that appropriate methods and tools for the planning, 
development, operation, management and maintenance of systems are 
adopted and used effectively throughout the organisation.

2 September: Business process improvement

Recommend alternative solutions which reduce environmental impact, 
assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches. ICT has the 
potential to provide significant environmental improvements, by 
replacing energy and materials consuming processes with more 
efficientICT ones. How do you analyse business processes to identify 
alternative solutions which reduce environmental impact, assesses 
feasibility, and recommends new approaches?

9 September: Improving Data Centre Energy Efficiency

Investigate how to implement and assess data centre efficiency.

16 September:  Enterprise Architecture

The business of business is business, so any environmental goals have 
to fit into the systems capability strategy which meets the strategic 
requirements of the business. How do you incorporate GreenICT into 
the models and plans to drive forward the strategy, taking advantage 
of opportunities to improve business performance, as well as 
environmental benefits?

23 September:  Procurement

Much of the environmental benefits come about by selecting the right 
products and services. How do you write ICT requirement documents to 
ensure that your hardware, software and services suppliers provide 
green products?

14 October:  Energy Star Program and Quality Management

Ensure that the processes for producing a product or service 
sustainability will do so to a consistent standard. Investigate the 
fit between USEPA's Energy Star Program and those of Quality 
Management Systems.

21 October:  Compliance audit

Assess the conformity of corporate systems to environmental 
standards, such as ISO 14000 series of environment management 
standards, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), 
and Energy Star Program.

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University  

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