Power Management

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Dear Queen Margaret University,

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

Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dear Mr McKenna

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 15 February 2011 relating to power management. Your request is being considered. If we hold the information you will receive it within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

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Yours sincerely
Eilidh Prentice

Eilidh Prentice
Legal Adviser (Student Contract and Regulatory Compliance)
Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
EH21 6UU

(0131) 474 0000
[email address]
From its very inception, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, has focused on providing relevant education and research, addressing real-life issues to enhance the social and economic well-being of all the communities we serve.   We have expertise in health; media;  communication;  performing arts;  social sciences; and business, management and enterprise. As a small university, we aim to offer a community environment to our students in which they can fulfil their potential and where they need never feel lost in the crowd.  A commitment to social, ecological and economic sustainability underpins all our work.
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is a registered charity: Scottish Charity Number SC002750.

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Dear Mr McKenna

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your request dated 15 February in relation to power management
and specifically power management in relation to PCs.

I have copied your questions below and my answers to each are in red.

a) How many PC's are in the University? 150

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? The University uses Ergo Powerman at
an annual cost of £170

c) Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the

University (Name and Role)? All of the University's bills are paid
centrally by the finance team. The person in charge of the budget for
this area is the Director of Campus Services, Steve Scott.

d) Does that University have a Green IT policy for reduction of

carbon emissions? Yes, it is part of our environmental policy which
can be found here:
[1]http://www.qmu.ac.uk/sustainability/work...

If you have any complaint about the University's handling of your request
for information, you may require the University to review its actions and
decisions in relation to this response by writing within 60 working days
of the date of your request to Eilidh Prentice, Legal Adviser, Queen
Margaret University, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East
Lothian EH21 6UU or at [2][email address].

You may, within a further six months, if you are dissatisfied with the
outcome or with the University's failure to review its actions and
decisions in relation to this response, apply in writing to The Scottish
Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,
Fife, KY16 9DS requesting his decision in this matter

Yours sincerely

Eilidh Prentice

Eilidh Prentice

Legal Adviser (Student Contract and Regulatory Compliance)

Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University Drive

Musselburgh

EH21 6UU

(0131) 474 0000

[3][email address]

From its very inception, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, has focused
on providing relevant education and research, addressing real-life issues
to enhance the social and economic well-being of all the communities we
serve. We have expertise in health; media; communication; performing
arts; social sciences; and business, management and enterprise. As a
small university, we aim to offer a community environment to our students
in which they can fulfil their potential and where they need never feel
lost in the crowd. A commitment to social, ecological and economic
sustainability underpins all our work.

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is a registered charity: Scottish
Charity Number SC002750.

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