Energy Informatics is about using IS to collect information on energy usage, so that it can be optimized to save energy and money! For example, IS collects information from sensors to tell if a room is being used, and turn off energy when it isn’t, or collects information to identify more efficient driving routes to save on gas. While many US CIOs support Green IT, they’ve lagged on adopting Informatics. What will it take for IT to plug into this new approach to saving energy?
- Richard Thomas Watson, J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy, Terry College, University of Georgia, SIM APC Research Director