Why is website carbon important?
It is estimated that the internet creates more carbon than the whole of the United Kingdom. As the full effects of climate change are revealing themselves, it’s increasingly important for everyone to ensure that they are reviewing all aspects of their lives and business to ensure they are as low carbon as possible.
We consider building a low-carbon website a grassroots, bottom-up approach to improving our carbon load.
Low Carbon Websites
In 2017 we completed an environmental audit, improving many of our own operations. But until recently, even we had missed the importance of building “low-carbon” websites.
In 2021 we started reviewing the way we built our websites to try and reduce the amount of carbon they produced, and now we look to employ these practices across all of our developments.
Benefits of a low-carbon website
In addition to the obvious benefit of reducing the amount of carbon created by users visiting your site, a low-carbon website loads much faster providing an excellent user experience. It becomes an excellent motivation to keep a site concise, and usable – a win-win.