Power Management

Martin McKenna made this Freedom of Information request to New College Lanarkshire

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Dear Coatbridge College,

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 College?
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
College (Name and Role)?
d) Does that College have a Green IT policy for reduction of
carbon emissions?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McKenna

Lorraine Sutherland,

Dear Mr McKenna

Further to your email request of 15 February 2011 seeking information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, I can confirm the following response from Coatbridge College:

1. How many PC’s are in the College?

- There are currently 475 PCs.

2. Do you use a software tool for Power Management of these PCs? If you use a software tool, what is it and what is the annual cost of support and maintenance?

- Active directory is used to remotely control PC power settings. Network hardware is configured to power down when not in use. There is no cost because it is part of our operating system.

3. Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the College (Name & Role)?

- Derek Banks, Director of Finance & Facilities

4. Does the College have a Green IT policy for reduction of carbon emissions?

- Currently under review in support of our Estate Strategy BREEAM rating of Very Good.

I trust that this addresses your request, but 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
Fife
KY16 9DS
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01334 464610

Regards,

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

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