Green ICT Labels



Ammash, Mohammad



Arndt, Hans-Knud






The target is to evaluate the current approaches and efforts, highlight current and upcoming trends, and suggest how a new ecolabel could be developed and look like in light of the existing ones. Indeed, there certainly has been progress in establishing labels and related certifications. Things are better, but they are not good enough yet. Hence, throughout the description of the labels, the reader will be able to see the labels‘ present advantages and disadvantages. In this research, approaches and labels will be described as well as their respective impact and their expected future. In a world full of ambiguity, it is, of course, quite challenging to describe in detail what a “good” Green Computing label would look like. However, for the sake of this research, suggestions over the development of the new label will be based on evaluations of the current Blue Angel, Energy Star, EU ECO-LABEL, EPEAT, and Nordic Swan green labels. The purpose here is not to criticize the labels but to define lessons learned for the sake of continuous improvement in the world of sustainability. The objective is also to relay a good understanding of current practices in a variety of approaches in Green Computing, certifications linked to them, impact on community, environment, and possible trends to further investigate. Areas of improvement, criteria, and yardsticks will be talked about in the evaluation part before a conclusion made at the end of this research.




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