27 July 2016 Collecting various sustainability metrics of observatory operations on Maunakea
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By collecting metrics in fleet operations, data center usage, employee air travel and facilities consumption at the Canada France Hawaii Telescope, the collective impact of CFHT and other observatories on the Maunakea Astronomy Precinct can be estimated. An audit of carbon emissions in these aspects as well as specific efficiency metrics such as data center Power Use Efficiency gives a general scale of environmental and social alterations. Applications of the audit would be for such things as crafting sustainability strategies.
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Blaise C. Kuo Tiong, Steven E. Bauman, Romilly Benedict, John Wesley Draughn, Quinn Probasco, "Collecting various sustainability metrics of observatory operations on Maunakea", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99064W (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234371; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234371
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