Responsible Energy Costs in Universities and Colleges
The Responsible Energy Costs in Universities and Colleges (RECSO) project is examining how IT departments can best be incentivised to place greater emphasis on reducing the energy use associated with their activities. The first stage examined current practice and how it might be improved. Click here to see the report.
This second stage of the RECSO project is now focusing on:
- Preparing guidance documents and case studies (from within and outside the sector) on the target areas of devolved energy budgeting, shared savings schemes, whole life costing and sub-metering;
- Working with partner institutions on pilot initiatives to take action in the target areas (volunteers currently being sought - the opportunity being to get expert inputs that can help save money for free);
- Organising events to highlight best practice and develop practitioner networks to support initiatives within individual institutions.
- Developing linkages between key stakeholders, such as finance and IT.
The project is funded by the Green IT programme of JISC, which supports UK colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies and provides the JANET network (see www.jisc.ac.uk). It is managed by the environmental NGO (non-governmental organisation) Forum for the Future (www.forumforthefuture.org), in collaboration with the SusteIT initiative (see www.goodcampus.org). David Aeron-Thomas is the project director at Forum, but contact the project manager, Martin Bennett, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any initial queries.
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