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 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
- Explore Yale’s telecommuting resources.
- Take advantage of Yale’s teleconferencing services to make meetings easier and more efficient.
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
Sustainable Technology Network
By 2018, establish an initiative to promote technology-based sharing economy concepts.
In partnership with the International Alliance of Research Universities, Yale will participate in an international virtual conference that will explore current trends in air travel, and ways in which technology can increase efficiencies in virtual communication.
Sustainable IT Standards
Lead the technology industry by creating replicable sustainability standards related to energy, materials, human well-being, and transportation
Yale and the Connecticut Department of Transportation launched Telework Week in February 2017 with a press conference hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, with virtual participants from across the state. Connecticut commuters average enough miles every year to drive around the Earth, and Yale promotes teleworking as one strategy to reduce environmental impacts and promote work-life balance.
Sustainable IT Standards
By 2019, define new sustainability standards for institutional information technology.
Active work on this goal began in Fall 2017.
By 2020, increase teleworking at Yale by 25% to reduce travel and transportation emissions.
Yale and the Connecticut Department of Transportation launched Connecticut Telework Week 2017, and the Office of Sustainability completed a telecommuting pilot program. Baselines for telecommuting and teleconferencing were established with the university-wide 2017 Transportation Survey in October.