Sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) - Best Practice

Best Practice

Message to our students and staff

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is central to daily life at CSU. As technology continues to advance, the ICT community works to focus progress on efficiently and sustainably serving individuals, institutions and broader society.

The term ICT can be applied to any piece of technology that helps people communicate and interact with one another. ICT equipment is PCs and monitors, data centres, server rooms, network cables and routers, printers and copiers, telephones and video conferencing equipment, etc. All of this equipment requires the use of resources in manufacture (plastics, metals etc.) as well as electricity to operate. Sustainable (or green) ICT refers to the minimal use of resources and energy in the manufacture, use and disposal of ICT equipment.

Importance of sustainable ICT

ICT-related energy and environmental issues, such as electricity consumption in data centres, and e-waste are increasingly important to CSU. The turnover of hardware is quickly becoming one of the greatest waste issues of this century, along with associated costs and the social implications of disposing, often toxic, e-waste to developing countries.

Our investment into ICT reflects the increasingly important role it has in enhancing the student experience, improving workplace efficiency and maximising wider social benefits and impacts.

Champions

What are the Champion's positions and where are they located
Champion Position Campus
Phillip Roy Division of Information Technology Wagga Wagga
Julianne Harper Personal Computing Team Leader, Division of Information Technology Wagga Wagga
Gaye Smith Manager, Computer Shop Bathurst

Progress towards best practice

This framework was benchmarked on 16th December, 2014

The below graph illustrates our progress towards best practice across the eight (8) activity areas.  The orange bars reaching four (4) highlight best practice and the lower bars in blue indicate CSU’s current baseline ratings.  An absence of a blue bar indicates ‘no progress’ for this activity area.

Sustainable ICT graph - sustainable ICT