Assisting the DWP on the Journey to Net Zero

With nearly 300,000 devices in scope (covering desktops, laptops and monitors) the department was keen to understand both Scope 2 (electricity usage) and Scope 3 (embodied emissions from manufacturing, transport, packaging and waste).

“To manage towards a goal of Net Zero emissions we first needed to understand where we are today. This research work by Px3 provides a starting point for us to now aim to drive down the emissions from the DWP IT infrastructure to meet the Greening Government commitments”.

Tony Sudworth, Sustainability Lead, DWP Digital

Read the Px3 case for the DWP study here

The British Film Institute Takes Steps to Measure and Reduce its Carbon Footprint

Founded in 1933, the British Film Institute (BFI) is the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image.  Having declared a climate and ecological emergency, the BFI has pledged to reduce its emissions to Net Zero, exploring how quickly this can be done across plant, buildings and archives and committing to publishing its plans and progress.

In order to establish a “baseline” assessment the BFI approached specialist consultancy Px3 late 2021 to undertake an investigation and analysis.  The study  examined the energy used and emissions created by various information technology sources, including the computers used by staff and the databases and systems hosted on site.

The project at the BFI was initiated by Sustainability Lead Frank Horn, who commented: “On our journey to zero carbon, we are continuously looking to reduce our emissions in all activity areas.  We were mindful that digital activity is only set to grow and that we were about to embark on essential digital upgrades.  Establishing where our largest impacts were, ahead of this work, has helped inform the digital strategy going forward.  Our thanks to Px3 for assisting us with this important piece of work.”

Read the Px3 case study for the BFI here

Customer Assessments, Calculators and Global Sustainability

“Sustainability is at the heart of Google and Chrome OS. It is so important that we ensure we have a solid, science-based validation of the benefits our solutions can offer. That’s where Px3 come in. They are an independent, research-based company who provide analysis and benchmarking of the environmental impact of IT and workstyles. We have used their services to benchmark the sustainability benefits of Chrome OS, evaluate the impact from customer deployments, and create calculators to help our teams compute the sustainability impact of our product. Their research and contribution has helped to shape our approach to sustainability at a global level.”
Michael Wheeler-Wyatt, Director Chrome Enterprise EMEA, Google

Assessing the Impact of a Green IT Strategy

“In order to identify the company’s actual emissions, you need to dig in to the details of your scope 3 contributions, and IT-equipment and electronics are a surprisingly large part of those. The report from Px3 has really helped us get a more detailed understanding of that data and put it into context.”
Kari Anna Fiskvik, Vice President Technology, Nordic Choice Hospitality Group

“It’s safe to say that for us, the project has put the use of sustainable devices on the agenda, and we hope our story will inspire others as well.”
Kjetil Neergaard, Green Tech Manager, Nordic Choice Hospitality Group

Putting the Science into Sustainability

“Acer’s goal is to be the leading sustainable device manufacturer in the industry and to support our customers to deliver meaningful change aligned to CO2 reduction.  Achieving our sustainability goals requires partnerships industry wide and also importantly with independent experts like Px3 “. A case study examining the Px3 sustainability project for Acer, including the scientific lab and field testing of their Chromebooks. Read the full case study here.

Video case study for Kingston & Sutton Councils

“Px3’s report gave us the actual figures….and benchmarked a 32 percent reduction in energy with the move to Citrix and Acer Chromebooks – building on previous Px3 research about Chrome OS and energy savings.” “We received clear metrics from actual energy usage – that way, we have a level of assurance and confidence that we can validate our sustainability objectives.” 

Google’s case study highlights Px3‘s findings and the results of the two Councils’ investment in a flexible and sustainable solution. The case study and video “Sustainability starts locally in Kingston and Sutton with Chrome OS, Acer, Px3, and Citrix” can be viewed here.

Business Case Combines Sustainability, Financial and Security Benefits

“I read your initial IT sustainability assessment with much joy on Friday evening! Thank you very much for this – we really appreciate you crunching our data so quickly!

It makes me proud seeing these numbers having pushed this project through. Our business case for our end user computing and cloud strategy was underpinned by the major sustainability, financial and security benefits so it’s great to see the figures confirming the environmental benefits.
Kjetil Neergaard, Green Tech Manager, Nordic Choice Hospitality Group

Calculating the Sustainability Benefits of Chromebooks

Google use Px3’s metrics to demonstrate the environmental benefits of lower-energy devices for their customers. Read the article here.

Calculating the Benefits of “Displace” rather than “Replace” for IGEL

Working with IGEL, PX3 undertook testing and benchmarking to determine the emissions savings achievable by extending the life of devices and repurposing them using IGEL OS. Read the article here.

Calculating the Environmental Benefits of Sustainable PCs

Px3 has provided Prime Computer with science-based metrics to demonstrate the energy-efficiency of their devices. Read the full article here.

Sustainability and Green Rewards for Acer

An article published as part of The Guardian’s ethical supplement coverage of COP26 looks at the sustainability investment made by Acer into product and channel enablement, including Px3’s testing, benchmarking and online calculators. Read the article here.

Putting Decision-Making Data in the Right Hands

Working with Consenna on Acer’s Green Rewards initiative meant Px3 creating an online calculator to examine the potential benefits of using lower-energy devices to replace legacy equipment. Read the full article here.