ecometer

Analyse your website's ecodesign maturity

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For decision-makers and IT professionals, ECOMETER assesses the environmental impact of your online service on all phases of its life cycle.

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ECOMETER tests 115 ecodesign best practices from the reference book published by Eyrolles, with contributions by more than 34 business experts.

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Internationally intended, conducted with ADEME's financial support, ECOMETER is community driven, open-source, free and pedagogically oriented.

The results given by this tool are for educational and diagnostic purpose only, it is not intended to compare websites.
This tool is in beta version and still in active development, all given informations may change in the future.

Best pratice examples...

From design to hosting, 115 best practices are tested and explained. Here are some examples, but be sure to check the other ones:

Development #3

Favor static pages

If a page only needs to be changed twice a year, use a static page built outside of the CMS. This reduces CPU usage, bandwidth and electricity consumption.
That is because dynamic content management systems must load the various software layers to serve the content requested by the user — e.g. the HTTP server, applications server, content storage system (database) — and, potentially, related cache systems. On the other hand, a static file is directly read and sent to the user by the HTTP or cache server, skipping the need for the application server or database.

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Development #37

Use local variables

When you call a global variable in JavaScript, the interpreter must check that:
- it exists in the current scope, in the scope above, etc. - the variable has a value - and more

To avoid all these checks, it is often possible to make useful variables local by transforming them into routine arguments. This process saves CPU time.

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ADEME

The collaborative approch of ecometer tool's creation has been supported by ADEME Bourgogne Franche-Comté within the scope of the 2015 call for projects about Circular Economy.

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