College technology officials say environmentally friendly policies can save IT departments millions as campuses across the United States adjust to tighter operating budgets.

At a forum discussion with chief information officers and campus administrators, Wendell C. Brase, vice chancellor for administrative and business services at the University of California Irvine, said tech officials should know their college's carbon footprint, promote more energy-efficient ways to cool servers, and cut energy usage in laboratories that generally use the majority of a campus's electricity.

Brase gave his presentation at the 10th annual EDUCAUSE conference in Orlando, where thousands gathered Oct. 28-31 to discuss the latest...

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