Global thin computing provider Wyse Technology has announced that the Queen Margaret University has won a prestigious sustainable IT award.
The Green Gown Awards are given to UK universities and colleges for their sustainability focused initiatives and presented The Queen Margaret University a Green ICT award because of its widespread deployment of a thin client infrastructure based on Wyse technology.
In 2007, Wyse Technology was chosen by QMU for their new Craighall Campus. Thanks to Wyse, the University was able to reduce the number of conventional PCs from 900 to 50. They also installed more than 1200 Wyse V50 thin clients in the new building.
With an average output, including the flat screen, of 42 watts, these thin clients are known to positively contribute to the environment as they put out less heat on average.
According to officials, the Wyse thin computers were one of the reasons why the building received an excellent BREEAM rating and the highest score recorded by any other comparable university project in the U.K.
David Angwin, Wyse Technology noted that their company helped QMU to deliver high quality ICT services to staff and students throughout the entire campus.
“The thin clients only use a 10th of the power needed for PCs. In addition to this the low operating temperatures of the thin clients allowed a natural ventilation system to be installed that could never have handled the heat generated by PCs.”
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi