Wednesday, 15 August 2012

CO2High has launched an online IT carbon footprint service

imageA new UK company is offering an automated service that it claims will accurately measure a company’s IT carbon footprint and provide recommendations on where savings can be made.

CO2High offers the software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution over the web. It automatically identifies IT assets and applies its database of IT energy use information to come up with the carbon footprint total.


The software can provide analysis for each type of device in a network, identify priority items, compare with industry norms and recommend actions.

There’s a free evaluation of the SaaS service available (limited to 30 days and 50 devices). The full service cost depends on the size of an IT estate. There’s also a Metered Footprint+ service coming soon which will measure usage characteristics at the device level.


It sounds an interesting service, but I guess you need to try it to see. The company says it aims to have error margins of less than 2% for power consumption, which sounds pretty good. The other question is how effective are the recommendations for savings and hence the potential return on investment? Some indication might help justify the base ‘launch special’ subscription of £2,000 + £0.69 per device, at least for smaller companies. Maybe that’s not the target market.

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