1 million tons CO2
can be saved in Germany’s clouds and data processing centres if we can reduce the power consumption of software by 20%. Year after year in Germany alone. Savings made by users not included. This is a down-to- earth realistic aim: The German Federal Environment Agency ascertains in a study a difference of almost 20% in power consumption even with applications as simple as “text processing”.
Note: On 05/17-23, a webinar was held on the topic “Climate protection with software – putting green software design into practice”. You can request the recording now.
Please note: We offer our webinar records in German language only.
The advantages of Green Software Design for you at a glance
Sustainability is already firmly anchored in many companies. Therefore, it is important to make the results of Green Software Design communicable – including in the sustainability reports, and to bring the procedure in line with existing processes for environmental management or climate management. SYNGENIO’s approach makes it possible to establish the link between Green Software Design and the relevant standards at any time: GRI guidelines, GHG protocol, the German Sustainability Code or ISO 14064. Depending on the company, there is more or less to consider here. The SYNGENIO consultants are happy to assist you.
- noticeable contribution to climate protection
- initiative for redusicng power consumption
- more efficient software
- saving in operations
- saving in development
- positive recognition to the outside
Green Software Design is sustainable software engineering
Sustainability is getting more important – for businesses as well. Customers, employees, banks, investors and law are demanding for climate conscious actions. Due to digitalization apps and web-applications have become centre of customer approach. IT therefore has become a fundamental part of customer communication.
As of today Green IT focused around hardware and its operation. The achievements in those fields are astonishing, though potentials have been exploited. That’s why software development has now become centre of attention. Since more efficient software requires less resources in the first place.
Green Software Design includes Best Practices for climate friendly applications. Methods, tools, reliable data and practical approaches are the focus of attention. GSD consequently avoids waste. This not only improves climate footprint but also your business’ balance. It saves electricity as well as it prevents Over Engineering to ensure longevity.
What makes Green Software Design?
Green Software Design means designing software to be “green aware” from the start:
Green Software Design integrates all aspects of sustainable software design: scope, specification, architecture, design, implementation. The usage phase is also considered: Maintainability, moderate user hardware requirements, CO2-reduction through use of the software. GSD is independent of specific development methods. Combining it with an agile approach is obvious, but classic methods can also be used.
The path to carbon-neutral software is through Green Software Design. Because serious carbon neutrality means pursuing the improvements seriously and not being too quick to resort to offsetting. This means: The better we all understand and apply Green Software Design, the better we will live up to the promise of carbon neutrality.
Sustainable software engineering in practice
Green Software Design doesn’t turn everything upside down. It adds to the development process. Questions certain requirements and reinforces known Best Practices: e.g. agility and long-term advancement are key for sustainable software.
Above all it brings new, exciting aspects to the developing process. System- and software architecture is important. That’s why architects are needed. Everyday work of engineers will be simplified due to tools that measure efficiency and help to identify scopes of measures.
Most important though, is the exchange of experiences. Because there is too few data that can be compared to frameworks, components or basic porducts. Every bit counts! And everybody can be part of it!
How green is your software?