Monthly Archives: September 2011

Re-use, Repair, Recycle: the fate of old IT equipment

These days, if you have some unwanted IT equipment to get rid of, you should contact the Estates & Facilities helpline ( and ask them to dispose of it. Within a couple of days, someone will turn up and take … Continue reading

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Counting your Cuppa’s Carbon Cost

Last week I conducted a survey to measure the amount of energy used to boil water for the tea and coffee drunk by iSolutions staff using the kitchen on Level 5 of Building 2. I collected data from Saturday 17 … Continue reading

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JISC Mailing List: Green IT News for Universities and Colleges

We are not alone in our desire (requirement, more like) to reduce our energy use, and this JISC mailing list is a good source of information: SusteIT News <SUSTEIT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK> In the latest issue of the SUSTIT email newsletter, I came … Continue reading

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Saving Energy by switching off PCs

iSolutions manages a lot of PCs – including around 1100 public workstations and a further 1100 ‘non-public’ workstations that are in faculty IT cluster and teaching labs. These are PCs that we have direct control over, and so excludes the … Continue reading

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