What is Green IT?

In the general sense, Green IT or sustainable web design is an approach to designing web services that puts people and planet first. It respects the principles of the Sustainable Web Manifesto: clean, efficient, open, honest, regenerative, and resilient.

A sustainable website is a website that has optimized its processes in order to reduce global carbon emissions. Those processes include sustainable web design, sustainable web development, sustainable SEO, green hosting, and more.

To support its ESG approach, Circet has naturally adopted a responsible design of its website ecosystem.

In order to reduce its website’s carbon footprint and the environmental impact of the web, Circet has implemented key design principles and processes, including:

  • Media optimization: reduced image size, use of modern WebP format, and lazy loading. No video embedding.
  • Simplified page layout
  • All website components hosted on local server
  • Improved size of page: minified HTML data, plugings and scripts auditing
  • Website GHG emissions measuring