The role and value of Sustainable IT in the circular economy
Download our eBook to learn more about how to integrate sustainability principles into how we design, source, procure, use and dispose of IT. You can also learn more from customers who have already started on this journey.
IBM completed research with IDC: 10 Surprising Insights on Used IT equipment
The research, completed with over 500 senior leaders from across the world shows the benefits of used technology, how it’s relied on by organisations and how used IT helps accelerate sustainability policies and initiatives
The UK Government continues to drive a more sustainable strategy for IT.
The Greening Government: ICT and Digital Services Strategy 2020-2025 and Technology Code of Practice detail the areas for consideration and place emphasis on reusing and redeploying technology along with utilising remanufactured equipment.
The internet has a physical footprint as it requires electricity to run the datacentres, the networking infrastructure and the devices we use to access it. This electricity produces a carbon footprint. Websites that are designed in an energy efficient manner produce less carbon. The more autoplay video, high res images and content on a site, the more energy it takes show this content- meaning a greater carbon footprint for the page.
Our Low Carbon Mode reduces energy consumption by displaying darker colours.
"OLED screens that light up each pixel individually are becoming increasingly popular. They present an opportunity for digital designers to save energy. As you might expect, darker colours require less energy to illuminate, with black being the lowest energy colour and white being the most energy intensive." sustainablewebdesign.org
We were inspired to build a more energy efficient site through our friend Gerry McGovern and from learning about Wholegrain digital. We consciously designed and built this site to highlight this issue by showing a standard and low carbon mode. Our standard mode is ‘cleaner’ than 95% of all other websites tested and we’re focussed on continually improving this.
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