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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.

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

Development #96

Encode sound outside of the CMS

Adapt and optimize sounds outside of the website because a web server is not designed to perform such operations. This saves large amounts of bandwidth and lightens the load on the CPU and RAM.

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Design #109

Remove non-essential features

Several studies (e.g. Cast Software and Standish Group) show that 70% of features requested by users are not essential, and that 45% are never used.
An application’s initial development costs, technical debt and environmental impact can be minimized by reducing the range and depth of its features. By doing so, you also reduce the mechanical infrastructure necessary to run it. Furthermore, in terms of ergonomics, the fewer features the application has, the easier it will be to use. You must therefore concentrate on the user’s primary needs in order to minimize the application’s range of features.
If the application has already been developed, you must measure feature usage rates and, if the architecture allows it, disable, uninstall or delete the unused features.

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