The Nordic Swan is a voluntary ecolabel applicable in various European Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland). The label evaluates a product's impact on the environmental considering the entire life cycle, in order to guarantee, among others, that climate requirements are taken into account, and that carbon emissions are limited. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel follows the ISO 14024 standard and is a Type 1 ecolabel. The approach applies the RPS model (Relevance, Potential, Steerability).
The main objective of the RenewIT project is to develop a simulation tool to evaluate the energy performance of different technical solution integrating renewable energy sources in IT Data Centres. The public RenewIT tool will be implemented in a user-friendly web interface helping actors from both the energy and IT sectors to reduce the carbon footprint of planned Data Centres in the horizon of 2030. The tool is based on selected meta-models extracted from advanced dynamic simulation models of challenging energy concepts for renewable energy supply of Data Centres.
With the Sustainability Assessment Framework (SASF) the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) enables ICT companies to evaluate the sustainability performance of their products and services. The Sustainability Assessment Framework (SASF) is a comprehensive assessment framework for the evaluation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services in terms of environmental, human rights and utility aspects as well as benefits. The result is a product score, ranging from 0 points (lowest performance) to 100 points (highest performance).
Carbonfootprintmanagement.com aims to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This acceleration is realized by informing, inspiring and activating small en medium enterprises in how to save energy and generate renewable energy. By doing so, we hope to contribute to combat climate change and preserve sustainability in businesses. This online tool calculates the amount of energy and money that can be saved by switching your computers off when they are not used.
The purpose of this guide is to offer practical, actionable tips for saving energy with computers and computing equipment, as well as peripherals and imaging equipment. The biggest opportunities are reviewed and explained, and practical tips for leading an initiative to increase IT energy efficiency are provided.
Within the project Sustainable Software Design, a methodology will be developed based on appropriate criteria and indicators to better assess the environmental impact of software. The methodology will support developers during the design process of resource efficient software as well as operators and users in the procurement process of existing software solutions. Also, it should be possible to compare the impacts on natural resources for two similar given softwares.
TCO Certified is an independent sustainability certification for IT products. The certification includes life cycle criteria for social and environmental responsibility, helping organisations make more sustainable IT choices and driving the IT-industry in a sustainable direction.
The Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability for the ICT sector is an ITU-T initiative which provides detailed support on how ICT companies can build sustainability into the operations and management of their organizations, through the practical application of international standards and guidelines.
- Website: https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/oth/4B/01/T4B010000060001PDFE.pdf
- Ownership: ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector