Impacts of software and its engineering on the carbon footprint of ICT

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Impacts of software and its engineering on the carbon footprint of ICT. / Kern, Eva; Dick, Markus; Naumann, Stefan; Hiller, Tim.

In: Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 52, 01.04.2015, p. 53-61.

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title = "Impacts of software and its engineering on the carbon footprint of ICT",
abstract = "The energy consumption of information and communication technology (ICT) is still increasing. Even though several solutions regarding the hardware side of Green IT exist, the software contribution to Green IT is not well investigated. The carbon footprint is one way to rate the environmental impacts of ICT. In order to get an impression of the induced CO2 emissions of software, we will present a calculation method for the carbon footprint of a software product over its life cycle. We also offer an approach on how to integrate some aspects of carbon footprint calculation into software development processes and discuss impacts and tools regarding this calculation method. We thus show the relevance of energy measurements and the attention to impacts on the carbon footprint by software within Green Software Engineering.",
keywords = "Informatics, Green Software Development, Carbon footprint, Energy efficiency measurements",
author = "Eva Kern and Markus Dick and Stefan Naumann and Tim Hiller",
year = "2015",
month = apr,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.eiar.2014.07.003",
language = "English",
volume = "52",
pages = "53--61",
journal = "Environmental Impact Assessment Review",
issn = "0195-9255",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",

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T1 - Impacts of software and its engineering on the carbon footprint of ICT

AU - Kern, Eva

AU - Dick, Markus

AU - Naumann, Stefan

AU - Hiller, Tim

PY - 2015/4/1

Y1 - 2015/4/1

N2 - The energy consumption of information and communication technology (ICT) is still increasing. Even though several solutions regarding the hardware side of Green IT exist, the software contribution to Green IT is not well investigated. The carbon footprint is one way to rate the environmental impacts of ICT. In order to get an impression of the induced CO2 emissions of software, we will present a calculation method for the carbon footprint of a software product over its life cycle. We also offer an approach on how to integrate some aspects of carbon footprint calculation into software development processes and discuss impacts and tools regarding this calculation method. We thus show the relevance of energy measurements and the attention to impacts on the carbon footprint by software within Green Software Engineering.

AB - The energy consumption of information and communication technology (ICT) is still increasing. Even though several solutions regarding the hardware side of Green IT exist, the software contribution to Green IT is not well investigated. The carbon footprint is one way to rate the environmental impacts of ICT. In order to get an impression of the induced CO2 emissions of software, we will present a calculation method for the carbon footprint of a software product over its life cycle. We also offer an approach on how to integrate some aspects of carbon footprint calculation into software development processes and discuss impacts and tools regarding this calculation method. We thus show the relevance of energy measurements and the attention to impacts on the carbon footprint by software within Green Software Engineering.

KW - Informatics

KW - Green Software Development

KW - Carbon footprint

KW - Energy efficiency measurements

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DO - 10.1016/j.eiar.2014.07.003

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VL - 52

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JO - Environmental Impact Assessment Review

JF - Environmental Impact Assessment Review

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