Unpicking carbon footprints
Beyond limited awareness, ‘unpicking’ complex carbon footprint reports requires specific experience and takes many hours.
Considering global legislation now requires organisations to purchase IT equipment that contributes to net zero strategies by way of a genuinely low carbon footprint, this is no small issue.
Fortunately, the same research that identifies the problem produces a solution for businesses and governments struggling with assessment and the selection of devices using sustainability criteria.
The Dynamic Carbon Footprint
Called the Px3 Dynamic Carbon Footprint, the online application now completes the recalculation task in real time.
This enables prospective buyers to select a computer with confidence and on a level playing field. In fact, the application allows users to input how many years the device will be kept and where it will be used.
It also allows IT and procurement teams to compare devices side by side and whittle down choices.
They can rank devices by total carbon footprint, production impact or use-phase efficiency if the focus includes utility cost reduction.
Additionally, the tool enables users to download a carbon footprint report specific to the organisation’s retention and use policy to achieve compliance with the evolving legislation.
The tool is now so popular that it is used to determine the sustainability decision-making criteria for organisations with over 3m computer users.
The advancement in computer and urban science means that commercial buyers no longer have to tackle the issue of divisive devices. Instead they can rest assured that the computers they select help to support the UN sustainable development goals.
Specifically, the behaviour drives responsible production and consumption and enables climate action to safeguard the future.