Green IT or IT sustainability is the study and practice of environmentally sustainable IT or computing. This can include "designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment. Besides IT itself being green, it can support, assist, and leverage other environmental initiatives to achieve energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint in every walk of life by offering innovative solutions. In addition to moving itself in a greener direction and leveraging other environmental initiatives, ICT could also help create green awareness by assisting in building communities, engaging groups and supporting education and green advocacy campaigns.
DeitY has started the Green IT initiative by awarding a project for development of ICT Technologies for smart buildings with low carbon emissions to C-DAC Chennai and C-DAC Bangalore. A project to develop technologies for achieving power optimization in HPC systems has also been initiated at C-DAC Pune.
Green IT project:
Development of ICT technologies for smart buildings with low carbon emissions
Project partner: CDAC, Chennai & CDAC, Bangalore