A Field Guide for the Green Technologist?

May 1, 2009

Brian Dougherty’s book Green Graphic Design (2008) is a sort of field guide for the green designer.  It helps designers who want to practice in a more environmentally friendly way not only with advice for talking to clients about sustainability, but with recommendations on choosing manufacturing and shipping materials, and ink and paper.

Does something similar exist for the green ICT world? That is, something that would help guide companies, community technology centers, universities, governments, etc. who are buying ICT equipment or building infrastructure to buy and build in green ways. A lot could be done, for example, to reduce the energy footprint of communications infrastructure components like server farms, or to cut down on e-waste from old computers and cell phones.

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