Green IT Roundup: April 1-6, 2012

This week’s Green IT Roundup features:  The struggle for IT admins to green light Green IT projects, Green IT practices driving cost savings in K-12 sector, and 500-plus hospitals and health care groups form a coalition to increase sustainability in the health care industry.

Green IT Projects Struggle for Green Light
A recent survey notes that IT admins, charged with cutting energy costs, focus on initiatives that are the easiest to get approval rather than green-initiatives that have the highest ROI.  IT admins are purchasing greener gear, instead of implementing high-ROI initiatives, such as pc power management solution.

Green IT Practices Drive Cost Savings in K-12 Sector
The 2012 Energy Efficient IT Report released by CDW Government found that energy efficiency is having an impact on K-12 IT operations costs.  K-12 IT leaders reported that green initiatives have led to significant cost savings for their institutions.

500-plus Hospitals Join Forces to Green The Health Care Industry
A coalition of hospitals and health care groups band together in an effort called The Healthier Hospital Initiative.  This six-point initiative offers the health care industry a prescription for sustainability.

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