The Green IT Node project

Due to the need for urgent carbon and waste reduction which is affecting all European countries similarly, the Sustainable ICT sector is growing rapidly, creating new jobs for qualified employees throughout Europe, needing qualify people for these jobs.  Specialized functions are needed to tackle the multiple niche aspects of Sustainable ICT.  

Green-IT Node, an EU co-funded project, identified new Role Profiles for Sustainable ICT Functions at European level and developed Training Guidelines to support VET Institutions in developing training courses that are in accordance with these. The aim of the project is to foster employability and prevent skilled staff shortages in the field of Sustainable ICT.

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How Sustainable ICT boost employment! (Final Workshop of GRIN-CH)
The GRIN-CH final Workshop took place on 29 October in Lausanne, Switzerland. Would you like to know what topics where discussed? Then have a look at the presentations:





All sessions were moderated by Roland Grunder, SwissMedia.
Press Release (FR)

on 4th November 2013
Does cloud computing really offer a way to reduce energy demands?

Increased use of cloud computing services could  reduce the dependence on energy and help reduce global environmental damage with savings of over $2.2 billion (€1.65 bn) and a cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 95% according to the findings of a study released on the 27th of June 2013 in Brussels by researchers from Harvard University, Imperial College London and Reading University sponsored. 

on 22nd August 2013
Cloud Computing May Reduce 95% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), the global association that promotes Green IT and promote the goal IT equipment a tool for assessing the sustainability performance of suppliers of raw materials and components to manufacture, revealed in a report that increased use of cloud computing services will reduce the dependence on energy and save over US$2.2 billion. 

on 22nd August 2013

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