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 #78

Add Expires or Cache-Control headers

The Expires and Cache-Control headers determine how long a browser should keep a resource in its cache. You should therefore use them, and configure them correctly for CSS style sheets, JavaScript scripts and images.
Ideally, these elements should be kept as long as possible so that the browser does not request them again from the server. This saves HTTP requests, bandwidth and CPU power server-side.

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Design #1

Choose the most suitable technology

The choice of technology is key to optimizing resources; choose the most eco-friendly tool that fits the purpose and meets all the needs.
Here are the five largest families of solutions available, in descending order of eco-friendliness. - Static website (created with specialist software such as Dreamweaver, or a code editor) - Generated website (e.g. using Jekyll, a tool in Ruby that, amongst other things, can process templates and construct permalinks) - Custom-built dynamic website (with PHP, J2EE, .NET, etc.) - Custom-built dynamic website using a framework (such as Symfony) - Dynamic website developed using a CMS (such as Drupal, Joomla!, Jahia, etc.). The more the solution is ‘packaged’, the more abstraction layers are stacked, hampering performance.

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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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Logomotion Planet Bourgogne Pulsar DS Bourgogne Franche-Comté Numérique