Calculate your computer's carbon footprint using AMEE

Monitoring carbon from ICT Systems

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James Smith

Date archived: May 13, 2019 | First published: September 29, 2009

As the use of IT continues to increase, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems will make up a large proportion of CO2 emissions. ICT providers are trying to find ways to reduce these emissions through efficiency, cloud computing, or other approaches, but the monitoring of such systems is also an essential requirement. The Avoiding Mass Extinctions Engine (AMEE) platform provides a standard framework for tracking carbon emissions and implements a variety of calculation methodologies. Investigate some approaches to calculating ICT emissions that are possible using the AMEE platform, and check out Ruby scripts that enable the automatic monitoring of such systems.

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