Ministry for the Ecological Transition award winning project
Digital sustainability category
Digital eco-design is a preventive and innovative approach which makes it possible to reduce the negative impacts of sites or applications on the environment by thinking from the start of the project of its ecological cost while retaining its qualities of use.
The design of a website greatly influences the display performances on the different devices. Choosing to select and use RGB colors that consume less will enable to save energy. It is the same for UX: a simplified UX will limit the number of clicks and offer a more fluid navigation, choosing fonts from web library avoid making the ecological impact of websites heavier.
The use of media and related storage has a true impact on the digital footprint of websites. Using the right compression, adapted dimensions and new export formats for image, video and audio files enables to reduce their weight and thus optimize the loading time and the footprint on hosting servers.
Choosing a server adapted to your real needs to optimize it's use and best use of it's storage capacity instead of more energy consuming servers for an underused capacity. Green hosters using renewable energy for their equipments are also a solution allowing to reduxe the digital footprint on the environment.