Senior Asset Planner
Department of Education
12:40 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Balancing the Need for IT Infrastructure Development with Energy Efficiency
When implementing effective asset management strategies the performance of the asset increases and the return on the asset will improve. However sometimes asset costs demonstrate the competing interests of universities. Investing in IT infrastructure to create state of the art research facilities can greatly increase the value of a building to the university, but at the same time also drastically increase its operating costs.
- What is the cost-benefit analysis of investing in IT Infrastructure when it does have expensive operation costs
- Is there such a thing as ideal energy consumption for existing buildings?
- When should a building place a limit on the amount of energy its IT infrastructure consumes?
- How can renewable energies assist in the highenergy consumption infrastructure
Under-utilised assets are a common occurrence throughout higher education. As essential infrastructure within growing communities, making better use of under-utilised education facilities is a constant challenge but is necessary to provide greater services to increasing numbers of students without purchasing more real estate. This session will revolve around:
- Identifying under-utilised assets and developing a range of options to address this issue
- Understanding future directions, both in policy and pedagogy, and ensuring flexibility through reconfiguration
- Evaluating options to identify cost effective solutions
- Evaluating the building data to create sustainability and efficiency