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This is the second blog from our internal project looking at the Carbon Footprint of Mobile Computation. In it we reveal how we got around the problem of how to measure energy consumption on AWS, and how we built a test harness in Java to run our benchmarks.
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A post about how to gather power usage of Android devices without the needs for external tools or equipment.
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In the era of increasing environmental awareness, many organisations are eager to showcase their commitment to sustainability. However, not all claims of "green" or "eco-friendly" technology are accurate or substantiated. As an executive, it is becoming increasingly important to distinguish between genuine sustainability efforts and greenwashing -- the practice of making misleading or unsubstantiated claims about the environmental benefits of a product or service. This blog introduces approaches that can help you cut through the noise and make informed decisions about your organisation's technology sustainability.
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This is a post on Scott Logic's contribution to the Green Software Foundation's 2024 Carbon Hack. Focussing on the energy cost of object storage in the cloud, this post details our process, challenges and experiences during the hackathon.
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This is the first of a series of blog posts that examine the various methods of measuring carbon emissions on end-user devices. In this post, we take a closer look at the Sustainable Web Design Methodology.
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Notes on the recent Government Digital Sustainability Alliance (GDSA) summit at the Science Museum in London. This event brought together 200 people from government departments, 30 delivery partners and academia. This blog is a summary of some of what Oliver considered to be the key points covered on the day.
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The Scott Logic sustainability team has recently added significant new content to the open-source Technology Carbon Standard website. Here we summarise the recent changes to the site and what we're looking to add next.
Sustainability
The Scott Logic sustainability team has recently added significant new content to the open-source Technology Carbon Standard website. Here we summarise the recent changes to the site and what we're looking to add next.
Podcast
In this episode, Oliver Cronk is joined by experts including Jeremy Axe, Group CTO at DS Smith, and consultants Darren Smith and Katie Davis from Scott Logic. Together, they unpack topics like the energy usage and carbon emissions of IT infrastructure, the challenges in accurately measuring sustainability, and whether claims of ‘green tech’ are substantiated or just hype.
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We're excited to announce a proposed standard for assessing technology-related carbon emissions – an approach to classifying an organisation's technology footprint in a way that enables consistent analysis and benchmarking of the carbon impact, aligned with the GHG protocol.
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The goal of this post is to introduce some tools and techniques you can use to figure out what's the most effective climate action you can take given your circumstances. I'll give some examples of ways you can use your skills as a software developer to help out with climate solutions.
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Many of us love a good podcast so I reached out to our project team to see what they were listening to in the tech and sustainability space. Here are their recommendations
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An investigation of the methods available to measure energy consumption programmatically.
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If you do one thing to optimise cloud carbon footprint start with your choice of region. Consider the balance between cost, environmental, security and performance considerations when it comes to choosing a cloud region consciously.
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Part of the Conscientious Computing series this blog talks about the emerging ecosystem of organisations that are promoting sustainability within software development, cloud computing, infrastructure, and digital services.
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The tech industry has driven incredibly rapid innovation by taking advantage of increasingly cheap and more powerful computing – but at what unintended cost? What collateral damage has been created in our era of "move fast and break things"? Sadly, it's now becoming apparent we have overlooked the broader impacts of our technological solutions. This blog is the start of a new series that explores what we can do as technologists to consider and reduce the impact of the tech we create.
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In this post I'll discuss ways of estimating the emissions caused by your Cloud workloads as a first step towards reaching your organisation's Net Zero goals.
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Carbon emissions come in all shapes and sizes, in this blog post I talk about the more elusive sources of embodied carbon from software development.
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A write up of some of the bold thinking that came out of the INTERSECTION x23 conference in September. Do we need to go beyond sustainability and consider a regenerative future when it comes to technology architecture?
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You think software has enough variables, right? Well there is another one that has become a big consideration when designing, developing and deploying software and its name is Sustainability. This area of consideration comes with its own terminology and with this blog post I hope to shed some light onto the nomenclature. So when someone comes up to you and says "I want to design a sustainable, carbon aware system that focuses on reducing the operational carbon of my business but also minimises embodied carbon", you will know exactly what they are looking for!
People
Those involved in managing organisations' environmental impact often point to the 'supply chain challenge', that is, the difficulty of measuring the GHG emissions associated with suppliers' goods and services. But most businesses are themselves also suppliers, so if we're all waiting for our suppliers to answer the question before we can, then we're stuck in a deadlock. This post shares our first (probably imperfect) stab at trying to progress this issue.
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As a software engineer with an interest in cloud computing I wanted to look at how organisations can use the cloud to help reach net zero. I’ll share what I found out, including resources which organisations can apply to reduce the carbon footprint of their workloads.

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