Technology

Shaping the future with technology

We are leveraging technology to build a more accessible, inclusive, and connected Yale. We seek creative solutions for using space on campus, building the shared economy, and enhancing mobility. 


Yale’s Efforts

  • Yale has made remarkable progress reducing server energy use, working with sustainable vendors, and streamlining on-campus IT systems. 
  • The University continues to provide the Yale community with new and more advanced computing solutions such as cloud-based virtual desktops, telework solutions and meeting the needs of employees and students with disabilities.

What You Can Do

Our Objectives and Goals

Foster Connectivity through Networks

Develop and implement multidisciplinary technological solutions that foster sustainability and connectivity through local, regional, and global networks

This Objective is supported by the following goals. Progress reflects activities and accomplishments from July 2018 - June 2019: 
Goal: 

Sustainable Technology Network

UPDATING

By 2018, establish an initiative to promote technology-based sharing economy concepts.

Progress: 

A new IT Sustainability Action Plan will be launching to address this goal.

Sustainable IT Standards

Lead the technology industry by creating replicable sustainability standards related to energy, materials, human well-being, and transportation

Information Technology Services at Yale recently achieved its goal of transitioning from five to one physical data centers on campus, a process that took approximately six years. This was accomplished through significant analysis and subsequent adoption of virtualization and cloud storage. Storage capacity was also maximized by basing it on actual usage trends and needs. Rather than building a new facility to accommodate growth, ITS decreased physical space, hardware, and energy usage, and increased overall efficiency.

This Objective is supported by the following goals. Progress reflects activities and accomplishments from July 2018 - June 2019: 
Goal: 

Sustainable IT Standards

UPDATING

By 2019, define new sustainability standards for institutional information technology.

Progress: 

A new IT Sustainability Action Plan will be launching to address this goal.

Goal: 

Telework

ON TRACK

By 2020, increase teleworking at Yale by 25% to reduce travel and transportation emissions.

Progress: 

Yale Sustainability will be gathering new data concerning teleworking and teleconferencing in the upcoming biannual transportation survey, scheduled to be released in October 2019.