Green ICT - Sustainable Business Development


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course builds on knowledge obtained in the module “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Models” or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must be able to understand the concept of sustainability
  • Must be able to define the concept of “Green ICT” and be able to identify existing, new and emerging hardware, software and communication technologies for energy saving
  • Must have knowledge about various levels of ICT effects on the environment
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of “linked life cycles concept”
  • Must have knowledge about the role of ICT in energy consumption and energy efficiency
  • Must have knowledge about methods for assessing the potential environmental impacts of ICT products and services


  • Must be able to recognise the possible application area in which the deployment of ICT is expected to lead to better energy efficiency and to estimate their relative importance
  • Must be able to apply the green ICT strategies
  • Must be able to evaluate the rebound and induction effect within the ICT field
  • Must be able to determine which ICT products/services are relevant for inducing energy efficiency in other economic sectors
  • Must be able to judge the usefulness of the used different scientific methods for analysis of the ICT related energy efficient systems


  • Must have the competency to apply and integrate sustainability in an interdisciplinary way, considering user, technology and market aspects.
  • Must have the competency to independently define and analyse scientific problems within the area of Green ICT

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of Chapter 3.



Name of examGreen ICT - Sustainable Business Development
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrøn IKT - Bæredygtig forretningsudvikling
Module codeESNICTEK2K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design