People in the sector with an interest in greening their ICT and who are already Salix clients might like to come along to one of the two workshops being laid on by Salix Finance and the JISC funded Suste-IT initiative.
Salix Finance is an independent, publicly funded company, set up in 2004, to accelerate public sector investment in energy saving technologies through invest to save schemes. Salix has public funding from the Carbon Trust and the Learning and Skills Council and is working across the public sector with Local Authorities, NHS Foundation Trusts, Higher and Further Education institutions and Central Government.
These workshops, the first at Kings College, London on 20th September and the 2nd on 23rd September at Nottingham Trent University will highlight opportunities for existing Salix clients to identify practical examples of innovation that could meet the criteria for Salix funding.
Topics to be covered include:
- European Code of Conduct on Energy Efficient Data Centres
- Energy efficient cooling of data centres (e.g. evaporative, free, variable DX)
- High efficiency UPS and high efficiency transformers
- Energy efficient purchasing and operation of PCs and servers
- Powerdown and other software
The workshop will also provide an opportunity for discussion of areas where opinions about the energy ‘balance sheet’ are divided, such as thin client and virtualisation.
Salix are making a small charge fro this workshop – £40 + Vat for one person – £20 for a second person from your organisation, no charge for a third. Email Leyla.Stender@salixfinance.co.uk to register