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Determination of Carbon Footprint for Climate Change Mitigation: A Green IT Practice

Adegunle, A. A, and Kuyoro, Shade O. and Awodele, O. (2015) Determination of Carbon Footprint for Climate Change Mitigation: A Green IT Practice. In: 2nd Covenant University Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), 11th - 13th May, 2015, Africa Leadership Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria..

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Abstract

The gmwing concern about changing weathe1· pattems and global climate change has led to an upsm·ge in the populadty of g•·een computing and g•·een IT (Infm·mation Technology) lately. This study focused on dete1·mining the ca1·bon footpdnt of Babcock U nive1·sity (BU) and also makes available the benefits of g•·een computing and green IT p.-actices. A ca1·bon footprint conceptual f.-amewo1·k was designed and the emission-factor based calculation app.-oach was used in the estimation of BU's carbon footpl"int, using Miuosoft excel fo1· the analysis of •·esnlts. A greenhouse gas inventory was taken using interview method to get all the needed data fm· the computation of ca1·bon emissions. The total ca1·bon footpl"int of BU fo1· the yea•· 2013/2014 was discovered to be 33,017.89 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e) with electl"icity, Infm·mation and Communication Technology (ICT), gene.-atm· nse and Faculty, staff and student commuting contributing 46%, 23%, 11% and 11% •·espectively fm· the base year.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: G1·een computing, G1·een IT, Ca1·bon footprint, Ca1·bon dioxide (C02), G1·eenhouse gases.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 13:18
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 13:18
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5318

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