Green IT was one of the hype topics on the computer fair CeBIT, and still employs the industry. Munich, April 28, 2008 knowledge is the product of the present time, but power is not the only commodity of the IT industry. Around the world, the information and telecommunications industries, shall be responsible according to a study of the industry association BITKOM, for 2% of CO2 emissions. Usually becomes the subject of Green IT in the discussion to make a decision about an alternative electricity supplier. This all too often allowed the necessary holistic approach ignores evaluating products and services throughout the entire life cycle. In addition to the use of equipment and services are also their manufacture and disposal.
Hardly a sensible decision can be made without knowing the sensitive emission sources in the life cycle. It also requests from the environmentally friendly design of energy-using products (EuP directive), the energy efficiency, can approaches from the integrated product policy, or also to the RoHS directive (the dangerous Substances in electronic equipment is designed to limit) come into play. Increasingly, mainly larger companies strive for a holistic strategy, and embed them in your activities related to corporate social responsibility (CSR). This, also the personal communication of employees should be considered in addition to the installed information infrastructure in buildings with your consequences for mobility. If topics related to energy efficiency and climate protection into existing corporate processes are embedded, so this is not only useful, but saving financial resources. Some international standards and guidelines already offer a good indication projects for the implementation of Green IT. The requirements for an integrated strategy are as extensive as the industry itself.
By the hardware manufacturers for memory chips up to the provider of server software, everyone wants to contribute its part. The measures should be but also increasingly economically justified. Economy and ecology are long time no Contradiction more”reflected Dr.-ing. Thomas Fleissner, Managing Director of NADIA to do so. Green IT it must deal with far more, than to green electricity”, so Fleissner next. With the new guide to Green IT, the NADIA wants to help companies to understand the holistic approach and to implement properly. Only who is aware of the full scope of the scope and the possibilities in the international context, can make the right decisions. About the NADIA the NADIA – Institute for energy, ecology and economy in the 90s in Munich founded and deals primarily with the topics of energy and Ecology with particular attention to business relationships. The work focuses on energy and emission balance sheets, carbon footprinting, the technology assessment, voluntary climate protection and market research. The interdisciplinary team of engineers and researchers focused not only on the technical, but also on the political and socio-cultural Conditions in the triangle of power, economy and ecology. Here, the Institute mainly in research projects of the automotive industry has made a name.