The British Computer Society (BCS) is introducing a new certification programme for green IT.
The programme will allow for certification of the principles, practices and benefits of more efficient and environmentally-friendly computing components and practices, the organisation said.
Certifications will be awarded as part of a three-day course which will teach the regulations and policies of green IT, and the benefits and methods of managing and transitioning to new systems.
BCS qualifications director Pete Bayley said that the new programme is being established in response to demand from businesses, and confusion over new environmental regulations.
"Organisations need to know how to comply with ever tightening legislation, how they can create significant cost-efficiencies, and how to balance the internal and external economic drivers they face," he said.
"The qualification has been developed by experts in the field, and offers an independent and unique opportunity for professionals from across business to gain a greater understanding of how to develop best practice in green IT."
The BCS plans to test the certification in a three-month UK pilot project which will then be expanded worldwide.
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