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:

Hosting #78

Add Expires or Cache-Control headers

The Expires and Cache-Control headers determine how long a browser should keep a resource in its cache. You should therefore use them, and configure them correctly for CSS style sheets, JavaScript scripts and images.
Ideally, these elements should be kept as long as possible so that the browser does not request them again from the server. This saves HTTP requests, bandwidth and CPU power server-side.

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Development #58

Use stored procedures

Stored procedures are more effective and resource efficient than SQL queries sent to the relational database management system (RDBMS) by the application server. There are two reasons for that:
- a stored procedure saves the server from interpreting the query as it is pre-compiled - a stored procedure uses less bandwidth as there is less information transferred between the server and the client

You should therefore utilize this RDBMS function as much as possible.
All recent RDBMS (SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) support stored procedures.

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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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