OCS as Green Initiative

A couple months ago, I was fortunate to have been able to see a presentation from the University of Florida on their OCS deployment this past year.
One of the more interesting things about their presentation was that they funded their initial deployment, including the support staff, by recovering costs via power savings and securing one of the federal Green grants.
The U of F happens to have two campuses, and they calculated that meetings which involved staff from both campuses had a significant overhead in travel expenses–gas (and thus a carbon footprint), staff time to travel, parking snafus and the like.
By deploying OCS and round-table video cameras in a couple key meeting locations, they were able to significantly reduce the need for that travel, while also providing the added value of the other functionality that comes with OCS. I found this pretty interesting, especially since the UW is actively looking for ways to be more Green.
If you are interested, you can see a recording of the presentation here:http://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Viewer/?peid=f06b431c1a894a6d95f2a8d0e5d31cc9

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