Did you know?
- Since 2005 Griffith has concentrated on making its PC Fleet energy efficient. Today, 95 per cent of Griffith’s PCs are EPEAT Gold rated.
Griffith is proactive in tackling the environmental impact of electronic equipment.
Green IT @ Griffith
Information technology can play a major role in supporting sustainability and the reduction of carbon through reduced electricity consumption and improved business practices. Green IT @ Griffith provides an overview of IT practices as well as examples of metrics captured that contribute to Griffith's Sustainability commitment.
I.T. Sustainability Initiatives
- I.T. Sustainability Initiatives
- Efficient PC fleet and printers
- Automated shutdown of student computer laboratories when not in use
- Efficient Data Room operations
- Green IT Poster - Computer disposal and paperless IT
- Green IT Poster - Batteries and mobile phone recycling
- Green IT Poster - Toner cartridges, cardboard and foam recycling
- Green IT Poster - Your printing options count
What you can do
- Enable the power management setting on your computer this will enable your computer to go into energy saving mode when you are not using it and reduce energy use by up to 50 per cent.
- Minimise use of screensavers – this allows your PC or laptop to go into sleep mode.
- Turn off the computer monitor/screen when you are not using it.
- Turn off PC and monitor/screen at the end of the day.
- Use double-sided printing wherever possible. If you are not sure how to set this up contact IT Service Centre.
- Use video conferencing whenever possible. This will help to reduce our carbon emissions and increase staff safety and productivity by reducing travel between campuses for meetings, teaching activities and external (off-net) locations.
Unified CollaborationThe University is undertaking a major project (i.e. the Unified Collaboration project) to deliver a unified collaboration platform across all campuses.
Technologies such as video phones, video conference rooms, tablets and smartphones being integrated with desktop computers aim to provide a sustainable alternative to travel between campuses. The project has the potential to provide significant, real savings in productivity (time), travel costs and help reduce our carbon footprint.
For further information please visit: griffith.edu.au/unifiedcollaboration