DCMS has not carried out a monitoring exercise to establish the effect of our IT procurement on consumption; energy cost and carbon dioxide emissions.
We will be rebaselining our ICT energy consumption as part of our Green ICT strategy to inform future direction.
DCMS has adopted the majority of recommendations of the Greening Government ICT Strategy. In particular, we have installed an IT power management solution which turns off inactive PCs.
We use established standards such as Energy Star in our procurement to ensure our hardware is energy efficient.
My Department does not record this information. Its policy has been that all PCs are turned off at the end of each working day. My Department has led the cross-government procurement of an automated solution to ensure that all PCs are automatically turned off overnight, at weekends and over holidays.