Energy indices for environmental sustainability
by Virgilio Puglia
International Journal of Technology Marketing (IJTMKT), Vol. 8, No. 1, 2013

Abstract: The energy consumption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is today significant even when compared with other industries. The evolution of ICT in coming years will increase energy need, so energy consumption is becoming one of the key issues. Currently, in the telecommunication field there are not yet accepted indices, definitions and procedures that could allow a standardised energy evaluation. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the need of energy key indices in all the life-cycle (LCA) of devices and networks for improving energy savings. This study starts with the analysis of what is already implemented in other sectors and it proposes a method for device and network energetic classification.

Online publication date: Fri, 28-Feb-2014

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