The Green Practitioner: A Decision-Making Tool for Green ICT

Karl Lundfall, Paola Grosso, Patricia Lago, Giuseppe Procaccianti

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnviroInfo and ICT4S 2015
EditorsVivian Kvist Johannsen, Stefan Jensen, Volker Wohlgemuth, Chris Preist, Elina Eriksson
PublisherAtlantis Press
Pages74-81
ISBN (Print)9789462520929
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThird International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2015) -
Duration: 1 Jan 20151 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Computer Science Research
ISSN (Electronic)2352-538x

Conference

ConferenceThird International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2015)
Period1/01/151/01/15

Keywords

  • Green ICT practices
  • Knowledge dissemination
  • Decision support system

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