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					Qualitative Idea Assessment
Energy & Water Group                                                                        GHG/Climate Impact                        Water Impact                                   Sustainable Education & Research                                    Sustainable Operations

                                                                             Impact on                            Estimated Impact on NCSU                      Possible
                                                                                                                                           Possible Water                           Outreach/                                         Dining                                      Transpor-                   Sustainable
Draft Strategies and Tactics                                  Theme         NCSU GHG     Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 3 Possible GHG    Water                       Implementation                      Curriculum   Research   Buildings              Energy   Grounds    Purchas-ing               Waste   Water                 Institutional Mission Other (add notes)
                                                                                                                                               Impact                              Engagement                                        Services                                       tation                    Innovation
                                                                            Inventory?                              Impact    Consumption?                     Timeframe
5-year Stategies
Green IT Tactics
Set a goal of 90% virtualization for all servers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4 -13-2011: May be too aggressive for NCSU. More work is
storage on campus, and 70% of personal computers.
                                                                               Yes         NA      +       NA      Medium          No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)   See Below                                                                                                                                                     need to validate savings statement by GreenIT committee.
Virtualizing servers and storage can save up to 50%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Consider industry IT partners to develop best practices and
of energy costs on an annual basis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 demonstration projects on campus.
   Virtualize servers                                      Data Centers        Yes         NA      +       NA        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA           +           NA         +       +         NA                             4-13-2011: subset fo 90% visualization goal.
   Virtualize storage                                      Data Centers        Yes         NA      +       NA        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA           +           NA         +       +         NA                             4-13-2011: subset fo 90% visualization goal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Possible push-back from campus community; use library pilot
   Virtualize personal computers                           Data Centers        Yes         NA      +       NA      Medium          No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +              ?           +          +         NA         +         NA           +           NA         +       +          +                             project as example/justification. 4-13-2011: subset fo 90%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 visualization goal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4-13-2011: Consider small server consolidation as part of this
Energy Star certification for data centers                 Data Centers        Yes         NA      +       NA        Low           Yes           Low        Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA           +           NA         +       +         NA                             strategy. Conduct census of current servers. Deploy sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 metering to quantify real energy consumption (Poe, DH Hill,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hillsborough and Admin III).
Automatic computer/projector shutdown                                          Yes         NA      +       NA        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA          NA           NA        NA       +         NA                             Plan in the works.
Implement an enterprise-wide client-based energy
management strategy that dynamically powers
computers up and down when not in use, and tracks
                                                                               Yes         NA      +       NA        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA          NA           NA        NA       +         NA
overall energy savings across campus. This should be
implemented for all campus-owned and student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4-13-2011: Research on/off cycle impacts to long term power
computers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 consumption. Potential pilot to validate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4-13-2011: Implemented! Measure and validate Energy Star
Materials purchasing standards for IT products                                 Yes         NA      +        +        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA           +           NA        NA       +         NA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 procurement impact. UNC-GA mandated.
Focus on leading edge design of new data centers to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4-13-2011: Current best practice. Census needed to quantify
                                                           Data Centers        Yes         +       +       NA                      No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             +            +          +         NA         +         NA          NA           NA        NA       +         NA
maximize efficiency                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gains.
Upgrade rack infrastructure to closed-aisle systems
such as those from APC, which can reduce energy            Data Centers        Yes         NA      +       NA      Medium          No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA          NA           NA        NA       +         NA                             4-13-2011: Requires further study to quantify ROI by GreenIT
consumption up to 30%                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Committee.
Consolidate smaller server rooms around campus
                                                           Data Centers        Yes         +       +        +        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA          NA           NA        NA       +         NA                             4-13-2011: Requires further study to quantify ROI by GreenIT
into larger, more efficient data centers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Committee.
As an alternative to building large data centers,
explore deploying "data center in a box" solutions
like the Sun Modular Datacenter, which reduces
cooling costs by 40% in 1/8 the space of traditional       Data Centers        Yes         +       +        +      Medium          Yes           Low        Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA           +           NA         +       +         NA
data centers and also allows high portability of
server infrastructure and capacity, without the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4-13-2011: Requires further study to quantify ROI by GreenIT
construction cost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Committee.
Investigate moving compute power and storage off-                IT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4-13-2011: Requires further study to quantify ROI by GreenIT
                                                                               Yes         +       +        -        High          No          Nominal      Long-term (16yrs +)        +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA          NA            -        NA       +         NA
site to zero carbon energy sources                         Infrastructure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Committee.
Join initiatives like the CANARIE Green-IT project and
the Green Grid Consortium to invest in zero carbon
infrastructure, grid computing, etc. This can
                                                                               Yes         NA      NA       +        Low           No          Nominal      Long-term (16yrs +)        +             +            +          +         NA         +         NA          NA           NA        NA                 NA
potentially become a revenue source for the
university by selling carbon credits to dirty industries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4-13-2011: Organizations that receive state funding cannot
through a future cap-and-trade system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sell RECs. Follow-up with Henry Schaffer…cloud computing.
Implement agressive recycling agreements with
technology vendors and implement policy that all
                                                             E-Waste           Yes         NA      NA       +      Nominal         No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA         NA         NA        NA         NA           +           NA         +                 NA
end-of-life technology should be put into recycling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4-13-2011: Implemented at OIT, but not campus wide. More
programs and not sent to state surplus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 work for GreenIT committee.
End-user education/responsibility                            End Users         Yes         NA      +       NA        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA          NA           NA         +       +         NA                             4-13-2011: Outreach program development critical.
Use of IT to enable/enhance telecommuting, virtual                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4-13-2011: Expand and ensure we use technology that's
                                                                               Yes         +       +        +        Low           No          Nominal      Short Term (< 5 yrs)       +             NA          NA          +         NA         +         NA          NA            +        NA       +         NA
meetings, distance learning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      already deployed.
General Observation: Consider that IT's role is
increasing, so IT costs will increase; however, IT tool
enable more efficient university processes that are
more efficient (net reduced cost). Balance services
vs. cost.
Lab-specific ECMs Tactics
Campus-wide ECMs Tactics
HVAC Systems & Controls Tactics
Renewable Energy Tactics




                                                                                     Choices
                                                          Yes    +    +    +    High           Yes    High         Deployed            +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +    +
                                                          No     -    -    -   Medium          No    Medium    Short Term (< 5 yrs)    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -
                                                                NA   NA   NA     Low                   Low     Mid-term (6-15 yrs)    NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
                                                                               Nominal               Nominal   Long-term (16yrs +)

				
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