ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future

ICT Sustainability is about how to assess, and reduce, the carbon footprint and materials used with computers and telecommunications. These are the notes for an award winning course on strategies for reducing the environmental impact of computers and how to use the Internet to make business more energy efficient.


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Intended Audience and Usage

These notes are used for the courses:

  1. Green Technology Strategies: offered in the Computer Professional Education Program, Australian Computer Society (first run as "Green ICT Strategies" in February 2009),

  2. ICT Sustainability (COMP7310), in the Graduate Studies Select program, Australian National University (first run as "Green Information Technology Strategies", July 2009), and

  3. Green ICT Strategies (ACS25): offered in the Postgraduate Program of Open Universities Australia from 2010,

A North American version of the course at Athabasca University (Canada) is also available: Green ICT Strategies (COMP 635).


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