In the midst of the climate and energy crises, it is crucial for businesses to think about their energy consumption and implement solutions that decrease energy related emissions.
The IT sector's deployment of networks, migration to the cloud, and hosting services can potentially consume a lot of energy, but companies aren’t always aware of the impact that networking devices have on their power consumption. BT Group is changing that and helping customers monitor and reduce their emissions with energy and carbon monitoring tools.
On the second day of Stockholm Climate Week, organized by We Don’t Have Time and partners on April 18-22, Sarwar Khan, Head of Digital Sustainability, Business at BT, joined the broadcast to share his insights on carbon monitoring tools centered around green IT and meeting BT Group’s goal of helping customers save 60 million tons of CO2e by 2030. As a technology company, BT is helping customers reduce their emissions by providing technological solutions to a variety of sectors. BT’s Carbon Network Dashboard extracts real-time power data and correlates it with grid energy data to help networking teams schedule their energy-intensive activities to match the supply of renewable energy on the grid. It also utilizes machine learning to detect and predict anomalies in networking equipment.
The ultimate objective is to help customers improve their energy efficiency by staying updated about the condition of the equipment and making repairs or replacements when necessary. By combining these services BT helps its customers manage their energy use.
“The aim is to bring transparency in terms of power consumption with these devices and equipment and also help organizations make informed decisions in terms of managing the low-carbon operations and increasing energy efficiency”, said Sarwar Khan.
On screen: Sarwar Khan, Global Head of Digital Sustainability at BT Business
The company’s work doesn’t stop at networking equipment - buildings are responsible for a significant 40% of all emissions, so BT Group is taking steps to securely connect buildings to the IT infrastructure.
By doing so, BT can gather valuable data directly from heating, ventilation, and cooling systems. This data can be analyzed by AI algorithms along with factors such as occupancy, temperature settings, and weather conditions to help identify areas where energy efficiency can be improved, ultimately lowering the emissions the building causes.
Watch the full session here: