The judges are looking for the best project which has, in the last 12 months, used technology to benefit the environment. They are particularly looking for success in reducing energy consumption, shrinking carbon footprints, reducing waste, cutting raw material usage, or motivating positive change in attitudes.
Last year the environmental award was collected by MSM Software for their Devon County Council Car Park Management System (CPMS).
The objective was to advance the Council's environmental objectives and set an example to other employers. The scheme involved the introduction of a travel plan for County Hall which included chargeable staff parking and restricted each member of staff to parking three days per week. The charges were used to provide staff with alternative green travel options on their non-car days. MSM wrote the entire ecommerce platform to allow staff to pay for parking in advance, integrated payment with the payroll and staff identity smartcard systems, and also provided the physical car park barrier control software.
Entry to the BCS awards is open to all comers and collaborations between multiple organisations are also welcome. Last year, the BCS UK IT Industry Awards as a whole attracted over 400 entries. Entry is via an online application process and initial judging will take place in August. Full details of how to enter are available at www.ukitindustryawards.co.uk.