ComputersOff launches green accreditation program

ComputersOff launches green accreditation program

Developed in collaboration with Connection Research, the new program kicks of International Green IT Awareness Week

Energy efficiency group, ComputersOff, has used its International Green IT Awareness Week to launch a new green accreditation program.

Developed in collaboration with Connection Research, the green accreditation program uses a metric developed from an annual survey run by the research firm. Organisations can then go through a ComputersOff auditing program, with a minimum score of 70 points earning a one-star rating. Seventy-five points will earn a two-star rating, and 80 points will earn a three-star rating.

The stars will be awarded across ComputersOff’s existing three “ticks” rating system encompassing Power Management, Virtualisation and Carbon Neutral categories. Connection Research CEO, William Ehmcke, said there was a lot to be done by organisations to meet minimal requirements for accreditation.

Of the 250 organisations surveyed in the initial Connection Research report, just five per cent would qualify for a single star rating, while only “four to five” organisations would qualify for a higher rating.

“We’re talking to a number of organisations, and there’s an enormous amount to do yet,” Ehmcke said.

Today is the opening day of ComputersOff’s International Green IT Awareness Week. The non-profit organisation has set itself the goal of educating 250,000 consumers, 20,000 businesses and assist in the reduction of 10,000,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases by 2015.

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