Blackout infographic and IT Power Management policy

Southampton Blackout infographicAn overview of the results of the Southampton Blackbout event on 27th April is now available, and includes a name and shame building-by-building map showing which had the most PCs left un-neccessarily on. Poor old Building 25 (where I used to work) comes out worst with a shocking 89.3% of PCs left on… but it has several huge public workstation clusters on the ground floor, so that is no refection on the green credentials of staff working on the top two floors! So, as always, statistics need to be approached with caution…

After much fine-tuning, the University’s IT Switch off and Power Management Policy June 2012 has also been published, and provides clear guidance to all staff on the steps they should take to avoid wasting energy. It carries the authority of Malcom Ace, the University’s Chief Operating Officer, showing the importance of this initiative.

On the same day that these two documents were published, we also learned that everyone involved in the Southampton Blackout has been jointly awarded a VC Award. Congratulations to all concerned; other institutions are showing great interest in this event and plans are underway for a UK Blackout in 2013!

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