Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Reducing GHG Emissions in Federal Government

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Article in Federal Times “How Agencies Will Shrink Their Carbon Footprints,” documents how different agencies have different sources of emissions and different strategies for abatements. No mention of CMS (as I’ve documented earlier at the U.S. Army), though software for lowering power of PCs is mentioned:

Transportation also is taking steps to reduce energy in its operations. For instance, it’s installing software on its computers that will enable them to shut down at the end of the day, restart as needed to install security patches and other upgrades, then shut down again….

To reach its 20 percent emissions target, State will tackle the three biggest contributors to its facility electric bills: computers, climate control and lighting, said Harry Mahar, director of State’s Office of Facility Management Services. It plans to use software programs to reduce the number of computer servers needed to operate the department’s systems, install more efficient lighting in its buildings and upgrade the heating and air-conditioning system at the headquarters building as part of a larger ongoing renovation.


Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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