Green IT

Social Web, Gamification and Energy Behaviors

Philip Johnson and the researchers of the Collaborative Software Development Lab are developing a social game website for a UH residence hall energy competition. The competition aims to raise energy literacy (have a tangible sense of energy consumption) and support sustained energy saving behaviors. The project has been awarded an NSF grant and works at the intersection between computer science, HCI, Smart Grid (IT enhanced electricity network) and serious games research. 

Eco-Efficient Decision Making

Dan Port and his research group are developing a framework to enable evaluation of the return on investment for green server farms, their associated risks, and necessary decision making criteria.