The Knowledge Base provides additional information to assist SMEs with assess their energy consumption.

The Is IT Green resources provide a comprehensive set of useful links about energy audits and energy saving and other information about GREEN technologies.

Energy saving for ICT

Articles and documents

  • Introduction to Green IT - link
  • Green ICT. The Greening of Business - link
  • Green ICT Handbook. A guide to ICT handbook - link
  • Green Computing - link
  • Green IT: the global benchmark. A report on sustainable IT in the USAUKAustralia and India - link
  • Green-IT Governance: the sustainable pair - link
  • Sustainable ICT in further and higher education – link
  • Green ICT: Managing sustainable ICT in education and research - link
  • Turkish farmers carry solar panels on donkeys to power their laptops in the fields - link
  • EU Project leads to development of Passive Housing community - link
  • Make IT Green. Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change - link

Relevant initiatives and events

  • Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) is one of seven flagships initiatives under Europe 2020
  • European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) 
  •  Intelligent Energy EuropeThe Intelligent Energy - Europe programme is the EU's tool for funding action to improve these conditions and move us towards a more energy intelligent Europe.
  • Green Digital Charter - link
  • ICT Codes of Conduct - link
  • International Telecommunication Union - link
  • EPEAT PROGRAMME (A program of the Green Electronics Council) - link 
  • EU ENERGY STAR. Website of the European Community ENERGY STAR Programme for energy efficient office equipment link
  • The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) - link
  • Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) - link
  • Carbon trust. The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

EU project and best practices 

EU Policy framework

  • Recommendation "Mobilising Information and Communications Technologies to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy" (C(7604)2009) - link
  • International agreement on ‘Green ICT’ methodology - link
  • Energy efficiency of office equipment: The Energy Star Programme (EU - US) - link
  • ICTs to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy - link 

Journals, Magazines and Websites