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