The more optimized a websites code is, the more efficiently the website runs and the faster it loads. This not only increases user satisfaction, but also reduces energy consumption, which in turn ends up in a smaller carbon footprint.
A bigger page size means more data being send. More data being send means more traffic. More traffic means more energy spent. More energy spent means more carbon emitted.
As an example, lowering the page size by one megabyte would save about 0.4g of CO₂ every time a website is clicked.
Green Web Hosting
In order for a data center to be considered “green”, it has to match several criteria.
Criteria include, but are not limited to:
being powered by renewable energy, offsetting the carbon footprint, use of energy saving appliances, planting plants around premises, and more.
Energy efficiency has become an important part of how internet programmers think about building the web. Data taken out of existing databases is used to produce more efficient structures and ensure a cleaner surfing experience for the user. In order to ensure the energy efficiency of our own extension, we also draw our data from established datasets, instead of wasting additional energy by scraping them again ourselves.