Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015

The Green Practitioner: A decision-making tool for green ICT

Authors
Karl Lundfall, Paola Grosso, Patricia Lago, Giuseppe Procaccianti
Corresponding Author
Karl Lundfall
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.9How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Green ICT practices; Knowledge dissemination; Decision support system
Abstract
The environmental impact of ICT represents an increasing concern for modern society. Despite that, we still witness a lack of awareness from the ICT industry regarding their carbon footprint. In particular, practitioners lack knowledge and tools to perform informed decision-making in the area of Green ICT. Moreover, best practices for Green ICT are usually conceived and applied in-house. This prevents them from being generalized and shared with the community. In this paper, we present a web-based tool that tackles both needs: on one hand, the tool enables practitioners (i.e. agents) to browse a number of Green ICT solutions and calculate their estimated impact if applied to their organization, through customized parameters. On the other hand, the tool also provides a creation interface for contributors who want to generalize and share their own Green ICT practices. In addition, we foresee that the data generated by the usage of the tool will provide useful insights and trends regarding the adoption of Green ICT and its effectiveness on reducing CO2 emissions.
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Proceedings
EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
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978-94-62520-92-9
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.9How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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