IT and Building Sustainability

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In recent years climate change has become an international concern, touching on politics, an uncertain economy, business and international security. At a time of soaring energy costs and fragile financial markets, executives are increasingly looking toward sustainability strategies to save money, cut emissions and, as many claim, simply to do the right thing.

Sustainability in an enterprise can mean small adjustments or a major reorientation. Information technology (IT) is not itself a big part of the problem, as it is estimated to  contribute only a small percentage of global carbon emissions. But it can be a big part of the solution. In addition to datacentre optimisation and other operational issues such as teleworking, companies are now leveraging IT capabilities to facilitate sustainability initiatives across the enterprise in new areas, including fleet management, paperless billing, and construction and facility management, among others.

Source: www.eiu.com

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