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Smarter, Greener Learning Green IT for Learning and Skills. Experiences of Havering Sixth Form College Graham Francis Director of IT Services. Havering Sixth Form College. HSFC from above . Newcourt. Main Building. Green College?. Current status – Category C (51-75)

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smarter greener learning green it for learning and skills

Smarter, Greener LearningGreen IT for Learning and Skills

Experiences of Havering Sixth Form College

Graham Francis

Director of IT Services

hsfc from above
HSFC from above .....

Newcourt

Main Building

green college
Green College?
  • Current status – Category C (51-75)
    • Main Building scored 61
    • Newcourt scored 58
    • Typical College 100
  • Target by 2010 – Category B (26-50)
  • New Build – Category A (0-25)
    • BREEAM (Energy Efficient Design) Excellent
    • Architects advised
new build
New Build
  • Maximises potential of available resources:
  • Use of Ground Source Water for heating and cooling
  • Use of Termodeck roof planks for movement of Hot/Cold air
  • Use of IT controlled Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Increased control over current systems in place
green it current position
Green IT – Current Position
  • 2007 – Carbon Trust assessment of buildings
    • Suggestions mainly IT based
    • College ‘Green Group’ established
    • Environmental policy in place, reviewed and updated.
  • 2008 – £150k Salix Grant received
    • Used to fund first year lease of desktop computers
      • Benefit: Lower power consumption
      • Benefit: Single image required
    • Increased ratio of Laptops to Desktops
      • Benefit: Laptops turned off when not in use unlike desktops which hibernate
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Green IT – Current Position
  • Use of Software applications to turn off Desktop computers.
    • Deepfreeze:
      • Turns off desktops at preset time (7 p.m.)
      • PC’s next turned on when required
    • Lanschool
      • Allows Teacher to turn off all desktops in a single room from a central location
    • Lightspeed
      • Allows Technicians to turn off all desktops in part or all of the College from a central location.
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Green IT – Current Position
  • Server Virtualisation:
    • Current Position: 33 Traditional Servers
      • Average CPU Performance 4%
      • Peak CPU Performance 8%
    • Future Position: 3 to 5 Blade Servers
      • Issues to consider: (Move to a single Server Room)
        • Opportunity for centralisation of resources
        • Reduced need for distributed Air Conditioning
        • Reduced energy consumption
        • Less hardware
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Green IT – Current Position
  • Consideration for WEEE regulations:
    • Lease v Purchase
    • Return to Base v Arrange for Recycling
  • Strategy for recycling of old stock
    • Use of recycling company
    • Donation of equipment to overseas school
    • Long term loan to staff for home use
green it printing
Green IT - Printing
  • At present all printers are purchased
  • Must conform to HSFC requirements
    • Must be capable of double-sided printing (default)
    • Sleep mode
    • Toner efficient
  • Planned move to Multi Function Devices
    • Reduced number of devices
    • ‘Follow me’ printing
    • ‘Print release’
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Green IT - Printing
  • Adopted ways of working which don’t require hard copy
    • Moodle (Teaching and Learning)
    • Sharepoint (College Administration)
    • Parentmail (Reduced printing and postage)
    • Email (College Bulletin)
  • Paper format
    • Change to standard format allows for extra print area
    • Must consider requirements of DDA
  • Paper recycling policy
are we a green college
Are we a Green College?
  • Questions
  • Contact details:
    • Graham Francis
    • Director of IT Services
    • grahamfrancis@havering-sfc.ac.uk
    • T: 01708 514462 (Direct)