The Institute : Quick Presentation
Discover who we are and what we do with these few slides : Learn about the environmental & social impacts of IT, the 4 areas of Sustainable IT. Discover our actions, our community and members. Check out our expertise, what we offer and the ways to act for both companies & individuals. Finally, you'll find out ways to commit and engage in Sustainable IT. Available in English, French and Dutch.
WeNR (FR-EN) : Information System footprint measurement tool
This tool enables any type of organisation to analyse where the impacts are and to measure their level of Sustainable IT maturity, based on the triptych People-Planet-Prosperity. For this purpose, INR proposes an open access tool based on open and public data. This questionnaire allows you to evaluate your equipment, your data centers, your use of the Cloud and to assess the overall maturity of your organisation when it comes to Sustainable IT.
Guide pratique pour des Achats Numériques Responsables (FR)
The "Guide des Achats Numériques Responsables" is a good practices guide regarding purchasing of equipment and services. The focus is placed on public procurement, which is generally more demanding than private procurement. Currently available in French only, this guide was created by our French counterpart, the INR (Institut du Numérique Responsable), with the French government.
the Guide of Sustainable IT Good Practices (French only)
the Guide of Sustainable IT Good Practices, co-written by the INR and the French government, is meant for organisations of all sizes and types to support them in implementing their approach and their action plan for a more Sustainable IT. The aim of this guide is to raise awareness of the impact of certain practices encountered within organisations, and to share examples of good Sustainable IT practices that can help reduce the environmental footprint of digital technology. (available in beta version)
The Sustainable IT MOOC (FR-EN)
The Sustainable IT MOOC is available in 2 version : (1) a short training program allowing a first approach to Sustainable IT for everyone, for an average duration of 30 minutes and (2) the complete version, which consists of 4h30 of video, text and interactive contents. The MOOC aim to provide theoretical knowledge to master the fundamentals of the Sustainable IT Approach.
The Sustainable IT Calculator (FR-EN-NL)
The calculator allows you to easily estimate the GHG footprint of your digital equipment and usage, and compare it with the impact of your business travels. The purpose of this tool is to enable you to understand the orders of magnitude when it comes to the impacts of IT. Feel free to share it !
Introduction to eco-design with respect to web homepages
Following an internal project carried out by our intern back in 2022, we produced a summary report of his work to promote eco-design: this small report showcases what eco-design means, with respect to web homepages. You can find this summary report in French, Dutch & English.
Handbook of Sustainable Design (FR-EN)
The Institute for Sustainable IT launched its Sustainable IT Services Design Framework. The ambition is to allow the greatest number of organisations to acquire the right methods to develop digital services in a responsible way, by responding to the People, Planet, Prosperity challenges. This reference framework is composed of 491 recommendations divided into 8 families of a digital service design project.
TUTORIAL: COMPRESS YOUR VIDEOS WITH HANDBRAKE
In order to move towards digital sobriety, it is preferable to reduce the size of large files before making them available. Videos represent a significant amount of data, so we need to limit their use as much as possible. But a good video is sometimes the best way of getting a message across. Planning to share a video? Remember to compress it first !