ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and Internet technologies. Our standards enable the technologies on which business and society rely. For example, ETSI standards for GSM™, DECT™, Smart Cards and electronic signatures have helped to revolutionize modern life all over the world.
The EURECA project tackles the lack of knowledge and awareness on how to identify and procure environmentally sound and sustainable data centres. The work will encompass solutions for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and procurement of innovative solutions (PPI). This will be achieved by consolidating recognised and emerging benchmark criteria into an easy-to-use tool that can be deployed and used by non-experts.
The Green Digital Charter is a declaration committing cities to working together to deliver on the EU climate objectives through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It therefore promotes progress in tackling climate change through the innovative use of digital technologies in cities. The Charter is currently signed by 50 major European cities and is open to local authorities regardless of the stage of implementation of their energy and climate policies.
Green IT Amsterdam makes the energy transition possible with IT for the Amsterdam region. Our mission is to scout, test and showcase innovative IT solutions for increasing energy efficiency and decreasing carbon emissions. As our society is constantly relying more and more on IT, urgency for sustainability keeps increasing. Moreover, IT can play a key role in making the change from fossil energy into renewable energy, the energy of the future and for the future.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies (ICT). ITU membership reads like a Who's Who of the ICT sector, being unique among United Nations agencies in having both public and private sector membership. So in addition to the 193 Member States, ITU membership includes ICT regulators, many leading academic institutions and some 700 tech companies.
multEE is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to improve the consistency and quality of energy efficiency policy planning and implementation through the introduction of innovative monitoring and verification (M&V) schemes, as well as through the improvement of vertical coordination between different administrative levels.
Roadmaps for Energy (R4E) is an EU funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme that aims to develop a new type of energy strategy through visions and roadmaps for the 8 partner cities, in co-creation with relevant local stakeholders. The project focuses on three areas within the domain of sustainable energy that are closely linked to the municipalities main responsibilities:
Save@Work focusses on overcoming the barriers to energy saving practices in public office buildings and changing the behaviour of public sector employees at work place. A minimum of 9000 employees in at least 180 public office buildings (administrative buildings - municipal/regional or federal state operated) from nine countries will compete in a year-long energy saving contest to achieve the highest energy savings possible compared to the previous year.
In a nutshell, SCAVENGE tackles sustainable design, protocols, architectures and algorithms for next generation 5G cellular networks. The overall purpose is to allow mobile systems and especially their constituting base stations, femto, small-cells, mobile devices and sensors to take advantage of sources harvesting ambient energy (such as renewable sources).
The Green Grid Association is a non-profit, open industry consortium of information and communications technology (ICT) industry end users, policy makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve IT and data center resource efficiency around the world. With more than 200 member entities globally,