Forum for the Future has recently completed a JISC funded collaborative project with the University of Gloucestershire Business School and University of Bradford to examine this problem by:
We identified a number of mechanisms which we felt had the potential to provide greater incentives for ICT energy efficiency. We found that:
This project is now entering stage two, which will aim to provide guidance, primarily targeted at non-finance specialists, on what the mechanisms we identified in stage one involve, how they might best be implemented taking into account the particular context in each situation and any likely barriers or other challenges that should be anticipated. It will also involve supporting pilots and providing strategic advice for universities, and in some cases introducing in part of their organisations one or other of these mechanisms at least on an experimental basis. If your university or higher education college would like to get involved in the second stage then please get in touch.
For more information or to register your interest in taking part in the second stage, please contact:
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