Birmingham City Council is planning to sign the Green Digital Charter, which aims to promote the use of green technologies in European cities.
The charter aims to bring European cities together in environmental initiatives. Among the policies Birmingham has agreed to undertake as part of the charter is an effort to make IT more energy efficient by encouraging the wider use of low-emission computer equipment.
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The council plans to use renewable energy sources to power IT and to make use of energy emissions from equipment. One such example would be to heat buildings.
It will also use low-carbon digital infrastructure to transform services and information provision to improve service delivery. It plans to change the ways it runs to support distance working and to institute virtual meetings to eliminate travel.