The mission of UCLA to serve as a center of education and research is supported by a vast infrastucture of information technology. At UCLA, we are finding ways to deliver cutting-edge technology services while saving energy and resources.
At a time when the University is facing a major budget crisis, big savings can come from small changes to the way we use technology at UCLA. 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. To find more about what you can do, check out Making IT Green.
Helping improve the sustainability of information technology at UCLA is the Green IT Team. The UCLA Green IT Team includes:
- Gerard Au, English
- Joel Bellon, Career Center
- Cindy Kimmick, Library
- Todd King, IGPP
- Ravi Shah, DLAM
- Albert Woo, Law
Green IT Mythbusters
- Powering a computer or server up and down limits its life span...FALSE.
- The power used turning my PC on negates any benefits of turning it off...FALSE.
- The campus is monitoring energy consumption and is charging departments for energy used....TRUE.
- A system doesn't use any power when it's suspended or sleeping...almost TRUE.
For more information, see the presentation by the Green IT Team: Making IT Green.
Green IT in the News
Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009