ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future

eBook by Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM

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ICT Sustainability is about how to assess, and reduce, the carbon footprint and materials used with computers and telecommunications. These are the notes for an award winning course on strategies for reducing the environmental impact of computers and how to use the Internet to make business more energy efficient.

Title: ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future

Copyright © Tom Worthington, 2011 - 2016

2011 edition:

ISBN: 978-1-4478-1454-2. (Paperback and PDF published by Lulu)
ISBN: 978-1-4478-6164-5. (ePub eBook published by LuLu and available via Apple iTunes)
ISBN: 978-0-9806201-9-1. (Kindle eBook published by Tomw Communications Pty, Limited)

These notes have been used for the courses:

  1. Green Technology Strategies: offered in the Computer Professional Education Program, Australian Computer Society (first run as "Green ICT Strategies" in February 2009). From 2016 run on demand for groups of eight or more students.

  2. ICT Sustainability (COMP7310), in the Graduate Studies Select program, Australian National University (first run as "Green Information Technology Strategies", July 2009). The course is being revised and it is planned to offer new versions, for undergraduates and postgraduates, from 2018.

  3. Green ICT Strategies (ACS25): offered in the Postgraduate Program of Open Universities Australia from 2010. From 2016 run on demand for groups of eight or more students.

A North American version of the course by Brian Stewart, Athabasca University (Canada) is available to students internationally: Green ICT Strategies (COMP 635). An undergraduate self-paced version (not for credit) by Mary Pringle (2014), is also available.

The notes were first published in 2009 ("Green ICT") and updated 2010 ("Green Technology Strategies"). Minor revisions were made from 2012 to 2014. Students can download or print their own copy of the e-book from the course learning management system, which is likely to be more up to date.

The web version of ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future by Tom Worthington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia License.

See: http://www.tomw.net.au/ict_sustainability