[LINK] ANU Green ICT Seminar Series 2009
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
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
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
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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