A new IT qualification launched by the British Computer Society (BCS) could help businesses pursue cheap energy rates by promoting efficiency in the workplace.
The organisation - soon to become the Chartered Institute for IT - is organising a Foundation Certificate in Green IT that will run for three days and offer information on topics ranging from energy-efficiency and emissions through to carbon accounting and complying with new legislation, reports Energy Efficiency News.
A separate qualification will deal with efficiency issues in data centres to help business understand the new EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre Operators.
David Clarke, chief executive officer of the BCS, told the website: "The international interest in these qualifications is an indication that this is truly a global issue and in addition it is praise for all those involved in this area of our work."
A pilot has already been completed and the new three-day course will be available around the world.
Switching off unused computer monitors is one small way in which business energy costs can be reduced and emissions saved.
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