What is Green Computing?
The context in which Green Computing was born
To outline the characteristics of Green Computing and fully understand what it is, it is necessary to clarify the context that determined its development.
In this century, especially thanks to the spread of the internet, we are witnessing an evolution of technology that makes it one of the pillars of our daily lives. We then began to talk about “information technology” to indicate that complex set of systems and techniques that provide for the correct transmission, processing and reception of data and information.It is precisely in these circumstances that carbon dioxide emissions and pollution caused by the use of energy resources have progressively increased.
Green Computing has developed precisely from these worrying assumptions, relating to the environment and the continuous exploitation of the planet’s resources by man and the computer industry.
How Green IT implement?
In summary, what is Green Computing, also called Green Computing?
It is an approach to environmental resources that takes place by designing, producing, using and disposing of information systems and devices such as computers, servers, etc. an ethical and responsible way.
Green Computing is attributable to the decision to implement production systems for computers and their components through renewable energy or through the payment of carbon offsetting taxes.
Frequent is the design of computer systems in which some components turn off if unused, but also the creation and use of components that perform a specific task, using less energy than the more commons ones.
What are the threats to which Green Computing must respond?
The objectives achieved through the adoption of Green Computing measures are varied. What are the concrete reasons why it is necessary to address the issue urgently?
Information technology is a phenomenon that can cause a danger not to underestimate, especially for the life of future generations. Some research estimates that the energy consumption of global datacenters is likely to increase to become one of the most important causes of carbon dioxide consumption. By 2025, the IT sector could record even greater emissions and pollution figures than the impact of other sectors such as the automotive sector.
Some individual pro-Green Computing behaviors
In addition to the measures taken by manufacturers of computer equipment and software, we individuals can also contribute to reducing the energy consumption of our computers, smartphones, etc.
An example of Green Computing implemented in our small is the classic “energy saving”, setting the “stand by” mode when we are not using the device in question, especially the PC.
Decisive is the choice of low energy consumption computers or the choice of archiving data offline and not via online backup, but also the reduction of printed material or, when necessary, the use of fonts that require less ink.
The activities considered are varied and each of them, regardless of the impact on the reduction of global pollution, is important in order to achieve significant global goals.