Green ICT - Sustainable Business Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must be able to understand the concept of sustainability and perspectives relating to CSR
  • Must have knowledge about various levels of ICT effects on the environment
  • Must be able to identify existing, new and emerging hardware, software and communication technologies for energy saving
  • Must have knowledge about the role of ICT in energy consumption and energy efficiency
  • Must have knowledge about different energy/GHG management standards and guidelines
  • Must have knowledge about sustainability maturity models
  • 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 theories, methodologies for analysing sustainable business development
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate sustainability/CSR policies and practices
  • Must be able to apply the green ICT strategies
  • Must be able to estimate energy consumption impacts attributable to the introduction of various ICT services, considering both direct and indirect energy use
  • Must be able to evaluate the rebound and induction effect within the ICT field
  • Must be able to judge the usefulness of the 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 in § 17.



Name of examGreen ICT - Sustainable Business Development
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsFind the information about the allowed tools on the exam specification
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 codeESNICTEK3K11
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