Cisco employees “telecommute” to slash carbon emissions

Staff at global IT firm Cisco “telecommute” twice a week to help the company with “aggressive” targets to trim its carbon footprint. The futuristic-sounding work habit was revealed by Cisco’s UK and Ireland technology boss to co-incide with a new report advising firms to consider “homeworking” as a green tactic. Telecommuting is when people don’t […]

Schools learn to slash energy use by 25%

Schools are normally the ones dishing out the lessons – but three secondary schools in Portugal’s capital city (pictured) have been taught how to cut their energy use by a quarter. The saving was part of a pilot project to control and monitor energy use at the Lisbon schools which are made up of ten […]

Cisco and Google tie in ‘green’ IT table

Cisco and Google have come joint-top of a ‘Cool IT leaderboard’ which ranks 21 of the world’s biggest IT firms on their efforts to be more ‘green’. The computer networking firm climbed up the rankings to draw even with the search engine giant, with both coming ahead of comms company Ericsson in third place. Japan’s […]

Cisco backs techno-ambitions of CCC carbon budget

Technology giant Cisco has praised today’s carbon budget from the Committee on Climate Change and called for greater collaboration between industry and government to deliver it. In particular, Cisco is pleased to see smart grids placed high up the low carbon agenda. Cisco UK & Ireland chief executive Phil Smith said: “It is particularly encouraging […]

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