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NiCE training: "Measuring green IT"

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CEST)

NiCE training: "Measuring green IT"

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 Measuring Green IT

The reduction of a city's ICT footprint by 30% is a key GDC commitment and the first NiCE training session is designed to help cities with measurement of their ICT footprint and to highlight winning actions which contribute to the commitment.  

The training will include:

-          a broad introduction to the subject of carbon footprinting,

-          an update from the ITU on latest developments in international standards for measuring ICT footprints,

-          an introduction to the NiCE ICT reporting tool

-          city experiences in measuring their ICT footprint,

-          networking and experience sharing opportunities.

Delegates will leave with a greater understanding of what needs to be done to measure the ICT footprint of a city, as well as being introduced to relevant methodologies and tools.


Draft Programme

9:30 - 10:00 h             Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 13:00 h           Green IT measurement

  •  Welcome and introduction

           Giulia Campodonico, EUROCITIES

           Vin Sumner, Clicks and Links

  •  Introduction to carbon footprinting

           Mike Berners Lee, Small World Consulting leading expert in carbon footprinting

  •  Methodologies to measure green IT in cities

           Jean-Manuel Canet, International Telecommunication Union

  •   NiCE “ICT carbon footprint reporting tool”

            Vin Sumner, Clicks and Links

 13:00 - 14:00 h        Networking lunch

 14:00 – 15:15 h        Cities case studies

  • City of Bologna – how green is my IT?

            Giovanni Farneti, Bologna Digital City ICT Department

  •  Linkoping (tbc)

 15:15 – 16:45 h        Green IT actions

  • Roundtables/Networking cafés

            1.      Infrastructure

            2.      Regulations

            3.      Procurement

  •  Group discussions

 16:45 – 17:00 h        Conclusion

Other useful information

For information about Belfast please visit www.gobelfast.com 

Travel

George Best City airport is approximately ten minutes' drive from Belfast city centre by Taxi.  The fare should cost between £10 to £12. Belfast International Airport is a 20 to 30 minute taxi journey from the city centre and the fare would cost approximately £25 to £30.

George Best Belfast City Airport is regularly serviced by an Airport Express bus No. 600 which picks up from the airport at 20 minute intervals and terminates at the Europa Buscentre in Great Victoria Street in the city centre.  The fare is £2 for an adult single or £3 for a return ticket.

The International Airport is serviced by Airport Express bus No. 300 which departs from outside the Arrivals terminal at 15 minute intervals (with less frequency in the evening).  The 30 to 40 minute bus journey costs £7 single and £10 return.  The bus terminus is the Europa Buscentre in Great Victoria Street in the city centre and it also services Laganside Buscentre. 

Please visit the website of Translink, www.translink.co.uk, the public transport company in Northern Ireland for further information on buses and trains. 

There is also a regular bus service to Belfast from Dublin airport.  Buses leave from outside Terminal 1 every hour at 20 minutes past the hour.  The journey to Belfast terminates at the Europa Buscentre in the city centre and takes approximately 2 hours.  A return ticket costs around £20.

Accommodation 

A booking deal has been set for the participants to the training:

           Hotel:                          Park Inn by Radisson

           Address:                       4 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GP, Northern Ireland

           Web address:               http://www.parkinn.co.uk/hotel-belfast

           Agreed rate:                 Bed & Breakfast - £79 single room and £89 double

           Deadline:                     31/05/2012 – after this date the price and/or room availability is no

                                               longer guaranteed

           Procedure:                    You can book the room directly, quoting the block no.

                                               729221.

 How to reach the training venue

Riddle Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, BT9 5EEBelfast (Lecture room 3). 

The Translink local bus number 8a operates between the city centre and Stranmillis Road (please visit the Translink website for more details and timetable).   

Cost reimbursement

The participation to the event is free of charges.

Accommodation and travel costs can be covered for Green Digital Charter signatories only up to 500 EUR/person upon application on the registration form and upon submission of filled questionnaire on your city experience in the field after the training. 

Please note that:

 - only one representative per Charter signatory city can be reimbursed;

- travel will be reimbursed for economy class tickets only;

- accommodation will be covered for 2 night max and up to 175 EUR/night;

- the reimbursement will be done upon submission of expenses proofs (including tickets).

Should you have any inquiry please contact: Giulia Campodonico, giulia.campodonico@eurocities.eu

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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When & Where


Riddle Hall - Belfast
185 Stranmillis Rd
BT9 Belfast
United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CEST)


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NiCE project

NiCE – Networking intelligent Cities for Energy Efficiency is a FP7 funded project which will promote and advance implementation of the commitments of the Green Digital Charter with a view to use ICT as an enabler to significantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

The NiCE project is financed by the European Union 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) under the Information and Communication Technologies theme. NiCE is led by EUROCITIES in a consortium with Clicks and Links Ltd, the City of Manchester and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development.

More information on:

www.greendigitalcharter.eu

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