Sustainability and CSR ICT facilities

SURF supports education and research institutions in making their IT more sustainable. These include reducing your energy consumption, socially responsible procurement of IT, and the sustainable disposal of hardware. We exchange knowledge and experience through meetings, reports, tools and more.

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E-waste

Together with the education and research sector, we want to make the use of electronics as circular as possible. This will prevent electronic waste from ending up in a garbage dump in Africa.

Read what you can do about e-waste (in Dutch)

SURF Green ICT Maturity Model

The SURF Green ICT Maturity Model (SGIMM) enables you to quickly and independently gain insights into the role ICT has in greening your organisation.
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Socially responsible procurement

SURF and corporate social responsibility

SURF is working on developments that are important for future generations. We therefore want to contribute to sustainability in the research and education sector. Sustainability is also an integral part of our service.

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Green shopping at SURFspot

SURFspot offers refurbished products, certified products and energy-saving products for students and staff of institutions.

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National Day of Sustainability in Higher Education (NDDHO)

Come to Avans University of Applied Sciences on May 24th for a dynamic day with interesting speakers, cool student projects and inspiring interactions.

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Best practice: e-waste at HAN and RUG

How do you deal with e-waste in a more sustainable way? Learn from the experiences of Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

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Energy savings for institutes that share cloud storage

Institutes that store their data in the cloud instead of on their own server save a great deal of energy.

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Report Power: more green, really green

How can higher education contribute to the energy transition in the Netherlands? Read our recommendations (in Dutch).

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Case: Computer models in the fight against plastic soup

The Ocean Cleanup wants to remove "plastic soup" from the oceans. This organisation has now received help in doing so from SURF.
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Case study: 20% energy savings with easy trick

With Demand Based Switching, a processor automatically reduces its clock speed during limited utilisation.

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Save energy with a shared e-infrastructure

Sharing their e-infrastructure provides education and research institutions with considerable energy savings. Read the recommendations in this report.

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Best practice: Living lab for a sustainable world

The Green Village tests sustainable and smart technologies in a real-life environment. The data infrastructure was developed in collaboration with SURF (in Dutch).

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