Green computing (also known as eco-friendly computing or sustainable computing) refers to a set of practices and technologies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the IT industry. Specifically, green computing seeks to minimize energy consumption, waste production, and the environmental impact of IT equipment and related services.
There are many strategies and techniques that can be used in green computing, including the use of low-energy technologies, adoption of renewable energy sources, server virtualization, reduction of paper usage, and responsible e-waste management. Organizations can also adopt responsible purchasing policies to promote the procurement of sustainable IT products and services.
The goal of green computing is to improve the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of the IT industry, while also allowing organizations to reduce costs and improve their reputation as socially responsible and sustainable businesses.
Green computing is strongly related to digital sustainability.