Ministry of Ecological Transition winning project
Digital Sustainability category
Digital ecodesign is a preventive and innovative approach that reduces the negative impacts of websites or applications on the environment by keeping in mind from the start of the project his ecological cost while at the same time maintaining its value and practicality.
The design of a website influences the performance of different devices. Using the lowest-consuming RGB colors saves energy. Just as a simplified UX limits the number of clicks and offers a faster navigation, choosing Fonts from web libraries does not increase the ecological impact of sites.
The use of media and the associated storage have a real impact on the ecological footprint of websites. Using the right compression, the right dimensions, and the new formats for visual and audio media to export, can optimize file size and reduce load times and the footprint on hosting servers.
Favor a server adapted to your needs, in order to optimize its use and make the most of its storage capacity, rather than more energy-intensive servers for underutilized capacity. Green accommodation offers using renewable energies for their equipment are also solutions for reducing the digital footprint on the environment.