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Green ICT Conferences

Upcoming Green ICT conferences and workshops around the world. We just updated an event in Osaka and added one in Madeira.

We have also included links to past conferences to aid your search for Green ICT materials.

Which region has the most Green ICT conferences?


More Efficient Supercomputers

Energy efficiency is becoming more important to supercomputers, as ever more powerful machines consume ever more energy. A Swiss supercomputer upgraded in June 2017 demonstrates significant energy-saving features.

The Software Side of Green ICT

Most Green ICT efforts focus on hardware. That make sense, because hardware lifecycles encompass everything from environmentally responsible sourcing of its raw materials through energy efficiency of its use to sustainable disposal at its end-of-life. Special utility software such as desktop power-saving plays a significant role in Green ICT, but less attention has been given to the application and system software within the gear. The most recent development in this area is a tool to help software developers optimize the energy efficiency of their applications.

Finding the Greenest Mobile Phones

Resources for responsible phone purchasing have changed significantly, compared to our last look in 2014. Here is what is currently available, including an important new resource from UL.

Green ICT in Europe: Too Many Local Standards Listing Too Few Products

We found back in 2010 that the European market for Green ICT products had many local standards with few certified products. That did not appear to best serve sustainability-oriented computer buyers - consumer or enterprise - who need to make practical purchasing decisions incorporating sustainability. The situation has not improved in recent years.

Our recent update of Finding the Greenest Tablets illustrates the continuing challenges for conscientious buyers trying to sort through standards.

Finding the Greenest Tablets

I reported in 2014 that I could find only one green certification program for tablets. The situation is a lot better today, with eight manufacturers offering top-ranked products.

Europe Leads Green IT Conferences

The number of Green ICT conferences and workshops rebounded in 2016 after slumping the previous year. Europe continues to host more events than do other regions.

Green ICT Progress in Higher Education

We've noted that there has been too little focus on Green ICT in American higher education. This does not mean that colleges and universities in American and around the global aren't making any progress at all - you can click on the 'education' tag above to see examples. We regularly add updates about global higher education in this post -- the latest looks at an American University's attempt to make an impact on student e-waste.

Innovative Ways We Could Be Recharging Our Devices

Researchers around the global are exploring innovative ways to sustainably recharge the billions of edge devices attached to the global ICT infrastructure. Experiments use everything from plants to urine . (You may have to reload page to display videos.)

Greening the E-Media Industry

Electronic media infrastructures and gear are important components of global ICT as movies, television, music, and books all go digital. This post offers a global sampling of sustainability in e-media. A green production app is our latest find.

See much more by clicking on the "Green media" tag, above.

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