GreenTouch wins silver at Edison Awards

The GreenTouch Consortium, supported by the Centre of Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), has won silver in the 2016 Edison Awards for its Green Meter research.

Nominated in the category of Collective Disruption, Green Meter addresses one of the most challenging problems of the twenty-first century: energy consumption.

edisonawardsThe project, analysing different methods of energy efficiency, demonstrated the potential to significantly enhance our energy usage in telecommunications.

Research findings suggested efficiency could be improved by a factor of a thousand, indicating that 90 per cent of energy consumption could be reduced with the help of technologies analysed in the study.

The Green Meter study was conducted by the GreenTouch Consortium and received strong support from the Melbourne School of Engineering’s Centre of Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), the world’s first research centre exclusively dedicated to driving the creation of energy-efficient telecommunications on a global scale.

“CEET staff and students have made substantial contributions to the development of new strategies for saving energy in the ever-expanding Internet. Our involvement in GreenTouch has been an exciting journey and we are delighted to have been able to assist in this important work,” said CEET Director Dr Kerry Hinton.

The Edison Awards aim to recognise and honour some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world.

The awards were presented at a gala dinner held in New York on April 21, 2016.