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 #113

Choose a suitable data format

The data type used to manipulate and store data has a significant impact on memory consumption, the processor power needed to manipulate the database — both at the application server and browser (manipulation using JavaScript) level — and on the storage space needed.
Picking the wrong data type:
- wastes memory (e.g. if you store all small data in a column designed to store large amounts of data) - causes performance issues (it will be quicker to search for a number than a character string)

Ideally, you should analyze a representative data sample and use this information to decide the data type and sizing.

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Development #43

Do not modify the DOM when traversing

Modifying the DOM (Document Object Model) as you traverse it risks making the loop highly resource-expensive, especially in terms of CPU usage. An infinite loop, which consumes a huge amount of resources, might be generated if we add elements at the same time as we traverse it. It is thus highly recommended to NOT perform such edits.

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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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