Green ICT - Sustainable Business Development


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course builds on knowledge obtained in the module “Innovation and Business Models” (formerly “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Models”).

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 codeESNICTEK3K7N
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