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    BBC:Mixed results for green IT goals

    BBC NEWS | Technology | Mixed results for green IT goals

    Quote: A majority of public sector employees do not know about environmentally friendly IT targets set out in government's Greening ICT Strategy.

    At the risk of being called a tree-hugger may I propose a green ICT forum be added so we can discuss green ICT issues as it looks like it going to be very important to all of us by 2012.

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    I think that is good idea.

    I have been waiting for about 2 years for someone in central government to click how do we meet targets inforce on public sector. Know BBC ran this story means LAs will start to pick it up..

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    Like most Government targets it will just be watered down when they realise how unreachable and how expensive it will actually be to achieve...

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    The green agenda is part of the Welsh National Curriculum. We have to make sure there are elements of sustainability in our schemes of work.

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    What is the formula to work out carbon footprint?

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    Also do SOGE targets have to be followed by LA buildings and so have to be followed by a state school etc..

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    Follow up on this LAs do not follow the soge targets but they have thier own. Also schools have some 'soft' targerts as well. To found out more you will have to come to my talk on Monday

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    We've just had an audit done of our energy usage and we've been given a 'D' rating (with a number of 83 to go with it). A typical result for a building like this should have been 100, so we're better than average.

    The problem councils have is that a lot of the buildings are old. Ours is a 70 or more year old building, with hundreds of single glazing windows, multiple boilers, a mix of flat and angled roof tops etc... So, making environmental improvements is a massively costly affair. We've had insulation put in lofts, we have a program of replacing light switches with 'motion detector' switches, all suites are turned off at night at the fuse board, a good number of our machines are now thin clients etc...

    But these are all relatively small things. Instead we need things like double glazing, solar panels, new boilers, draught excluders etc... All of those could empty our budgets in seconds. We've been advised to use 'secondary glazing' but with a school building that is, well to put it bluntly, as pretty as ours, doing that would ruin it a bit for the people working in it. The only proper way of doing it would be double glazing.

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