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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