Information Technology (IT) works very closely with other University departments and organizations to leverage IT's capabilities to facilitate sustainability solutions. Some examples of IT's sustainability role include:
IT transitioned from a three van operation to one van, two electric golf carts, and three bicycles.
Sustainability Purchasing Requirements
Classroom projectors are programmed to shut down after intervals of inactivity. This reduces energy consumption and increases the bulb's lifecycle.
Energy Saver Settings
University owned computers are, by default, set to utilize the power saving settings. All lab computers, if not in use, are set to shutdown at midnight. To enable these settings on personal computers, Windows and Macs, please use Energy Star's interactive guide.
Smart Power Strips
Many desktop computers are connected to smart power strips which automatically shut off other equipment when the computer is shut down.
When possible, IT establishes virtual servers in the cloud rather than installing and powering physical server hardware.
Learning Space Modifications
IT is key stakeholder in upgrading learning spaces around campus. This allows IT to implement more efficient technologies and to reduce waste by re-using and re-purposing learning space components.