Green computing is the practice of using computers and others technologies in an environment friendly manner. It aims at changing the way of computing, and using the electronic devices so that the damage caused by them can be minimized. Green computing is not only about saving resources but also about using innovative techniques which are friendly to the environment.
IT has been impacting the environment significantly; therefore it is important to adopt the new and innovative ideas to save the environment and the society’s well-being. Hence, everyone should make efforts to conserve energy in all the possible ways.
A “greener” data center provides ample of benefits to the company like – huge savings by lowering power bills, improves the public image, and many more. Every data center has a room for improvement. In other words, there are opportunities for improving the energy efficiency. It is not necessary that every efficiency improvement would be expensive; some require more time to implement.
Another way of green computing is recycling, with the help of recycling, lot of money and time can be saved that was spent in producing those electronic devices. There is a need to recycle the electronic items which not only prevent environment damage but also conserve its resources.
Switching off the computers and other electronic items when not in use can help in saving a considerable amount of energy. Using the computer for 8 hours can help save 810 kWh of energy annually. Running the devices smartly will not only save the energy but will also improve the battery life. Lower power consumption saves money and reduces the operating cost significantly. Green computing measures can also be helpful in enhancing the algorithmic efficiency of computers. Therefore, the productivity can be increased many times.