ecometer

Analyse your website's ecodesign maturity

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For decision-makers and IT professionals, ECOMETER assesses the environmental impact of your online service on all phases of its life cycle.

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ECOMETER tests 115 ecodesign best practices from the reference book published by Eyrolles, with contributions by more than 34 business experts.

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Internationally intended, conducted with ADEME's financial support, ECOMETER is community driven, open-source, free and pedagogically oriented.

The results given by this tool are for educational and diagnostic purpose only, it is not intended to compare websites.
This tool is in beta version and still in active development, all given informations may change in the future.

Best pratice examples...

From design to hosting, 115 best practices are tested and explained. Here are some examples, but be sure to check the other ones:

Hosting #90

Minimize the use of SSL certificates

Only use SSL certificates for sections and services where they are truly needed. This is because encrypting all of the HTTP data stream requires a large number of CPU power. And so encrypting a page’s static elements such as images (except the content) uses up considerable resources while presenting no benefits.

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Design #98

Optimize PDFs

Before putting them online, ensure that any PDFs are correctly optimized for the internet e.g. sampling rate and compression ratio of images, embedded fonts and resolution.
If not, allow the PDF to be downloaded chapter by chapter.
If you want to give users the ability to download a PDF reader, choose light software such as Sumatra (4.3 MB) instead of Adobe (48 MB), as this reduces bandwidth ten-fold for each download and, more importantly, uses less RAM (which helps fight against the digital divide and planned obsolescence).

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With the support of

ADEME

The collaborative approch of ecometer tool's creation has been supported by ADEME Bourgogne Franche-Comté within the scope of the 2015 call for projects about Circular Economy.

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AER Atol Conseils & Développements Cadoles

Logomotion Planet Bourgogne Pulsar DS Bourgogne Franche-Comté Numérique