The original Website Carbon calculator
Yes, websites have a carbon footprint
The internet consumes a lot of electricity. 416.2TWh per year to be precise. To give you some perspective, that's more than the entire United Kingdom.
From data centres to transmission networks to the billions of connected devices that we hold in our hands, it is all consuming electricity, and in turn producing carbon emissions equal to or greater than the global aviation industry. Yikes!
We developed the first methodology for calculating the carbon emissions attributed to a website and this free website carbon calculator is here to help raise awareness and inspire a more sustainable internet.
If you want help doing a more detailed analysis or need assistance reducing emissions from your web project, our team would be happy to discuss your requirements.
Beautiful, low carbon websites tested by the website carbon calculator
Here are some of the most efficient sites as tested by the website carbon calculator. These websites make great use of compressed images, efficient file formats and lightweight fonts, avoiding bloated frameworks. If you want to know more, check out our resources on designing sustainable websites.
Low Tech Magazine
This website carbon calculator has been created by Wholegrain Digital to help inspire and educate people to create a zero carbon internet. It is hosted using renewable energy.