Every action we perform on the network in the form of a data stream flows through data centers and their server rooms. These consist of technical infrastructure (i.e. machines) and security mechanisms to prevent downtime and failures. In addition to the huge amount of energy required to continuously power the equipment, the room itself must be constantly ventilated and cooled. These factors and the fact that there are millions of data centers make up about 4% of the world’s electricity consumption.
The IT for Carbon Footprint Foundation was launched in 2021. Observing the global changes and boldly progressing technological development it pays attention to the so far neglected aspect – digital carbon footprint.
The future is in our hands therefore the most important aspect of Foundations activity is to build the space for exchange of knowledge, experience, insights, technologies and know-how.
Founders believe that only through cooperation they are able to have a real impact on the awareness in the IT area, which will result in a greater care in the use of IT solutions.
The Foundation is building a substantive source of information on #digitalcarbonfootprint by publishing information on this topic. They promote exemplary attitudes of companies, individuals from the IT world and partners through the IT for Carbon Footprint Podcast. They support the development and promotion of cutting edge technologies that reduce the digital carbon footprint.