Green ECSA

Given the increasing challenges related to climate change, ECSA2010 realizes that there is a vtial need of raising awareness in our community to explore the ways of contributing to CO2 emission reduction by not only designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining energy efficient software intensive systems but also making our events and gathering climate friendly. ECSA2010 organizing committee has been taking several small but significant steps (listed below) to make ECSA2010 gathering as much Carbon neutral as possible.

We hope that participant will help us to make ECSA2010 as much a green event as possible. We also encourage the participants to hold BoF and Panel sessions to discuss the ways software architecture community can help develop energy conscious software intensive systems.

Transport

  • Possibilities of getting to Copenhagen by train from selected cities in Europe will be included under Travel information.

  • To be a model for other delegates, members of the organising committee will only use either bicycles or mass transportation during the conference week.

Conference hall and meeting rooms

  • The major part of the building management system allows conference facilities not to use energy when they are not in use. As to the remaining part, the Facilities Management staff will make sure that conference facilities do not use energy when they are not in use.

  • Most of the items in the delegates’ conference bags are made from environmentally-sensitive materials.

Food and beverages

  • The food, tea and coffee to be served at the conference will be 100% organic.

  • Only water from the tap, which has good quality and is safe in Denmark, will be served.

  • Only recyclable glasses and mugs will be used during the conference.

Accommodation

The three hotels that we have made special discount agreement with have been making great efforts for the environment and the climate.

  • Hotel Opera is member of the Green Key, which is an international eco-label for tourism products. The Green Key originated for hotels in Denmark in 1994. Companies awarded with TheGreenKey® has to meet a number of environmental requirements and be actively engaged in, among others, reducing the consumption of water and energy; sorting wastes at point of use; using environment-friendly cleansing agents and detergents; etc.

  • Hotel Cab Inn Scandinavia and hotel Cab Inn Metro are making an effort to become member of the Green Key. At present, both hotels have already taken action to diminish the consumption of water and energy through central heating system, utilisation of energy-efficient bulbs, application of water-efficient showers and toilets, etc. Environment-friendly cleansing agents and detergents are also being used at these hotels.