Green IT: Sustainable IT as a contribution to environmental protection
What exactly is Green IT? However, the fact that information technology has long been an integral part of our working and private lives, and that there is no end in sight to this development, means that negative consequences of the digital transformation are also being felt: energy consumption has risen exorbitantly in recent years, and at the same time more and more electronic waste is accumulating.
Green IT or Green Computing is intended to counteract this development. The term refers to the concept of keeping the world’s increasing demand for energy under control through digital devices with a focus on environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solutions. All aspects surrounding information technology rely on resources, materials and energy – and it is precisely these that should be used in an environmentally friendly manner.