Following the completion of the business case, which investigated options to save energy at student and staff PCs, servers, and telephones and wireless Internet, the Green Office and ICTS are currently in the implementation phase of PC Power Management (inter alia based on the software solution Powerman). This concerns both students as well as staff desktop PCs. The Green Office will launch an awareness campaign starting from the end of the academic year 2011/2012 until the start of next academic year to promote the use of PC Power Management at all faculties. In the area of server virtualization, the Green Offi ce is closely monitoring the SURF ICT Scan 2012 in which Maastricht University is participating for the fi rst time. This initiative will offer a comprehensive analysis of Maastricht University’s ICT operations regarding the consumption of energy. Additionally, the scan will allow for a comparison with other participating Dutch universities and hogescholen. The results will be used to further investigate if the current speed of server virtualization can be increased. The Green Office also continues to provide ICTS with advice on long-term Green IT strategies, which aim to reduce the energy consumption of the IT infrastructure. On a national level, the Green Offi ce continues to be the responsible contact for SURF (the collaborative organization for ICT in higher education and research in the Netherlands) in all matters related to Green IT, e.g. participation in setting up a knowledge network and working group on PC Power Management from March 2012 onwards.
Control-Delete-Alt-Emissions 2.0 / CADE+
The Green Office and student sustainability network Studenten voor Morgen aim to further promote the Control-Alt-Delete Emissions project to other Dutch universities and Hogeschools. This could potentially also involve cooperation with SURF. Until July 2012, the Green Offi ce and Studenten voor Morgen will promote the experiences gained at Maastricht University and other universities to increase the awareness and reach of Control-Alt-Delete Emissions in the Netherlands.