David Blades made this Freedom of Information request to New College Lanarkshire

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Dear Sirs

In the press this weekend it was announced that SEPA had been leaving 400 PC's on overnight, wasting around 90,000 kwh per year, the equivalent of 280 hours of flying a jet plane. In order to combat this they have now introduced a Power Management software product. As you are a Public Sector body in Scotland I would like to know;

How many PC's do you have in your organization?
Do you use a Power Management software product (not the operating system: this is inefficient)?
Contact details for the person responsible for Green issues / carbon reduction commitments?

Many thanks,

David Blades

Lorraine Gunn,

Dear mr blades

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information and will endeavour to get a response to you this week.


Lorraine Gunn
Freedom of information officer

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Lorraine Gunn,

Dear Mr Blades

Thank you for your email of 6 June 2011 making a Freedom of Information request in relation to PCs and Power Management. The response to your questions is as follows:

Q: How many PCs do you have in your organisation?

A: 475

Q: Do you use a Power Management software product (not the operating system: this is inefficient)?

A: Active directory is used to remotely control PC power settings. Network hardware is configured to power down when not in use.

Q: Contact details for the person responsible for Green issues / carbon reduction commitments?

A: Derek Banks, Director of Finance & Facilities, Coatbridge College, Coatbridge,
ML5 3LS. Tel: 01236 422316

I hope that this addresses your request but if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In the meantime, if you have any complaints about our procedure in respect of handling your request for information, please address correspondence to Derek Banks, Director of Finance & Facilities, Kildonan Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3LS.

You have a right under FOISA to request a review of this decision. If you wish to exercise this right, you must write to us to request a review within forty working days of receipt of this decision. Your request for a review must be in writing and you must specify your name and address for correspondence. You must also identify the decision that you wish reviewed.

Should you wish to request a review, please address your request to Derek Banks, Director of Finance & Facilities. He will ensure that the review will be undertaken by staff not involved in the original decision making process.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review, you have a right under FOISA to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If you wish to do so, you must appeal to the Commissioner within six months following the date of receipt of the review notice. The Commissioner’s contact details are as follows:

The Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
KY16 9DS
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01334 464610

Yours sincerely

Lorraine Gunn
Head of Organisational Development
(Freedom of Information Officer)

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