New Video Case Study on the Business and Sustainability Benefits of “Green IT”

Covering the cost, security and sustainability benefits of the newly launched Chrome OS Flex, the new case study from Nordic Choice Hotels is an inspiring watch.

“I really, really like the fact that we can use technology innovation and sustainability together. Working with the research company Px3 we have seen that over the next eight years we will save as much as 1.5 million kg of CO2e. That amounts to 2,000 acres of mature forest and saves 20% of the electricity from our computer usage. Kjetil Neergaard, Green Tech Manager, Nordic Choice Hospitality Group

Watch the case study video here.

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

Customer Feedback on the Px3 Dynamic Carbon Footprint Tool

“We’re already using the Px3 Dynamic Carbon Footprint tool and it is golden. So far it seems they have included more or less exactly the filtering options that makes sense, which is great! The ability to select region of use – which I imagine is a major USP for the tool – is particularly useful. As far as I know there’s nothing like it out there and as the list of devices grows I can’t imagine why companies would go anywhere else to get CO2e information for their hardware inventory and purchasing decisions.” 

Kjetil Neergaard, Green Tech Manager, Nordic Choice Hospitality Group

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

“Thank you for the sustainability assessment you carried out with my team here at Lancashire who rated you highly and gave a good account of a very professional engagement with PX3 and LCC.  I have personally found it insightful and a great aid to help with some policy formation going forward.”
Glyn Peach, Chief Digital Officer (Director of Digital Services), Lancashire County Council

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

Assessing the Carbon Footprint of the MoD

“Px3 undertook a carbon footprint assessment of the IT operations of the MoD for Defence Digital in an independent consultancy exercise which covered datacentres, end user computing devices and other ICT equipment such as phones, printers / imaging devices.  The report produced identified the GHG emissions and also provided a benchmark against the MoD’s own reporting.  More than half of the GHG emissions from IT equipment was identified as being caused by the operation of on-premise datacentres.  In total the report found that IT at the MoD is currently producing over 100,000 metric tonnes of GHG emissions annually and that a mature forest of over 120,000 acres (an area larger than the Isle of Wight) would be required to remove this amount of pollution from the atmosphere.“
Grant Morley, MSc MBA Defence Digital, Strategic Command, Directorate Strategy and Military Digitisation-Strategy and Planning-Sustainability Policy

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.

Sustainability Assessment for the University of Sussex

“Px3 conducted an analysis of the GHG emissions from our EUC estate.  The information provided has been useful from an operational perspective and will also be helpful as we plan the next phase of our EUC strategy.”
Peter Collier, Assistant Director, Strategy and Architecture, IT Services, University of Sussex

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.

Kingston & Sutton Councils

“We presented the Px3 findings at our last climate emergency meeting. It was the first time we’d had such detailed information about our carbon footprint and it was really good that IT had significantly more information about emissions than any other department and a clear roadmap for the future.” The original Px3 case study featuring the business and environmental benefits delivered by combining Acer Chromebooks, Google Chrome Enterprise and Citrix can also be read here.

People, Planet & Productivity – Ecological IT from Px3

Is it possible for organisations to slash their carbon emissions, provide secure flexible working, deliver excellent user experience and reduce costs? Read the article here to find out more.