ICTFOOTPRINT.eu - The first marketplace to showcase European ICT excellence in energy efficiency
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has
become part of our daily life, with a massive influence on
society, environment and its future. We are so used to living
in our smart-hyper-connected world that we take for granted
a number of digital-comforts unimaginable only a few
The good news is that ICT is one of the most powerful
instruments for tackling today’s environmental threats
including climate change and exhaustion of resources:
ICT-enabled solutions could cut the projected 2020 global
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16.5%.1 The bad news
is that ICT is responsible for almost 10% of all energy used
and 4% of carbon emissions, comparable to the aviation
industry. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution in its infancy,
the demands of energy and resources for computing
systems, data centres, networks and the supporting
e-infrastructures are growing exponentially.
Making ICT greener is no simple matter as it involves
different disciplines and requires innovative solutions
for improved energy efficiency. Following the AAA
(Assess, Analyse, Act) paradigm, before reducing ICT's
environmental impact, it must be measured. Performing an
orthodox Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is complex, costly and
time consuming. It may require months and hundreds of thousands euros. The big ICT players include environmental
friendliness in their core strategy and investment for ethical
reasons and public image concerns.
For SMEs it's a whole different story. Most of them simply
lack the basic knowledge or awareness to address the
problem; they would not be able to afford an LCA and
would have difficulty finding their way in the jungle of
calculation methodologies and energy efficient solutions.
With over 10 million ICT intensive SMEs in Europe, this
would be a missed opportunity for a healthier environment
and for SMEs to improve their competitiveness, increase
their energy efficiency & lower their bills. Endless options
are available to those who want to join the ICT energy
efficiency quest: making them accessible is ICTFOOTPRINT.eu's mission.
ICTFOOTPRINT.eu is the one-stop-shop for SMEs to
improve their ICT energy efficiency, becoming more
competitive while reducing their environmental impact and
their electricity bills.
Assess the GHG emissions and energy consumption of
your products, services and organisation in a quick and
simple process, at no cost: Get your personalised report
with ICTFOOTPRINT.eu’s Self Assessment Tools SAT-S and
SAT-O, ready at the end of 2017, to accompany you through
a simplified ICT carbon footprint calculation, following
standard methodologies, best-practices and algorithms
whose complexity is made transparent for the users.
Analyse the sustainable ICT landscape: join the community
and follow the ICTFOOTPRINT.eu webinars to get
practical guides & insights from highly qualified experts
in the Sustainable ICT sector. Get inspired by the Success
Stories of your peers getting ICT energy savings & carbon
footprint reduction. Find your way around ICT footprint
calculation methodologies with our dynamic Map of ICT
methodologies, with 20 downloadable fact-sheets and
understandable summaries for non-expert ICT professionals.
Act: drop by the ICTFOOTPRINT.eu marketplace: you will
find a wealth of solutions from certified sellers helping you
improve your ICT energy efficiency. Think about joining
the marketplace as a buyer or seller and give yourself
greater visibility with an international market with a
community of over 2,500 likeminded players in the field. An
influential, international External Advisory Group supports
ICTFOOTPRINT.eu that can also provide strategic guidance
or outreach support on any products or services you may
have.Let us know if you have some interesting stories to
showcase and drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ICTFOOTPRINT.eu helps you becoming energy efficient in ICT.
Trust-IT Services Ltd UK, Deloitte Sustainability,
FR & EUROCITIES, BE.
Silvana Muscella : email@example.com
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