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Collecting various sustainability metrics of observatory operations on Maunakea
Author(s): Blaise C. Kuo Tiong; Steven E. Bauman; Romilly Benedict; John Wesley Draughn; Quinn Probasco
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99064W (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234371
Show Author Affiliations
Blaise C. Kuo Tiong, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Steven E. Bauman, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Romilly Benedict, Honoka'a High School (United States)
John Wesley Draughn, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Quinn Probasco, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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