Environment Website Footprints How to calculate the carbon footprint of your website

Website Footprints

Wholegrain Digital created a website carbon calculator to help inspire and educate people to create a zero carbon internet.

Calculating the carbon emissions of a website is something of a challenge, but using five key pieces of data they can make a pretty good estimate using:

  • Data transfer over the wire
  • Energy intensity of web data
  • Energy source used by the data centre
  • Carbon intensity of electricity
  • Website traffic
They've also open sourced the code so you can see how it works under the hood.

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