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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:

Design #2

Use a framework or custom build

Using a framework or custom-built website offers much more freedom when it comes to optimizing certain processes. In order to offer maximum flexibility, CMS are often much more restrictive and include compulsory resource-sapping features.
This is why the CMS Drupal uses the concept of ‘hooks’ for its module system, which requires the functions within modules to follow a specific naming convention. However, testing to see which functions exist is a resource-consuming process, whereas custom-built websites do not need to ‘search’ for these functions as they are already known.

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Hosting #85

Only use in-memory caching

Caching systems should be entirely in memory (RAM). This removes the need to use up CPU power in order to manage input/output from the hard drive.
The aim is two-fold: quickly serve a client request and reduce the amount of hardware (and software) needed for the server to return the response.
Reading/writing to memory is very quick, meaning the time spent consuming resources is particularly short. Moreover, the practice also increases the life span of the components as there is no mechanical movement, unlike when the hard drive is used.

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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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