The HLRS and the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHR) of the University of Stuttgart take our responsibility for sustainable development seriously.
(Resolved by the advisory board on August 5, 2015 and expanded by the IHR on June 20, 2018)
To ensure sustainable development of the HLRS, it is our responsibility to minimize energy consumption within the bounds of technical and economic constraints. Continuous improvement of energy efficiency is a precondition for achieving this goal. We are implementing an energy management system and defining strategic and operational targets to optimize our energy balance and measures to achieve them. Our adherence to energy targets will be checked regularly and documented based on energy performance indicators.
Achievement of energy management system targets will require transparent information sharing and the allocation of resources (manpower, special skills, technical and financial means).
We consider economical energy consumption in the operation and purchase of devices, especially for high - performance computers, cooling facilities, and the prov ision of services.
We actively involve our employees in our energy management system. They are informed regularly about energy targets, measures we are undertaking, and accomplishments of the energy management system. Employees have opportunities to suggest and support new ideas for saving energy.
We train our employees regularly in energy - conscious behavior and encourage them to incorporate these measures into their daily work.
(Resolved by the advisory board on June 14, 2016)