Power Management

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of Glasgow,

Thousands of pounds are spent on electricity for PC's each year. I would like to know;

a) How many PC's are in the University?
b) Do you use a software tool for Power Management of these PC's. If you do use a software tool, what is it and what is the annual cost of support & maintenance?
c) Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the University (Name and Role)?
d) Does that University have a Green IT policy for reduction of carbon emissions?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McKenna

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McKenna,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 15 February 2011, timed 12:01 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McKenna,

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 15 February 2011 timed 12:01 hours, please find request for clarification letter attached.

You will find that the University's request for clarification to your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Dear FOI Office,

Many thanks for replying to my request. The answers to your questions are below;

b) There are a number of commercially available software tools that will put PC's into lower states of power usage, such as sleep or hibernate, when not in use. A good example for the University would be labs where computers are left switched on, if these revert to screen saver mode when not in use they are still consuming 65% of power, software tools such as PowerMan, Night Watchman or Verdiem can reduce this consumption to less than 10%. Do the University use such a tool?

c) The person authorising payment of electricity bills

Yours sincerely,

Martin McKenna

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McKenna,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 15 February 2011, timed 12:01 hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401