Green Computing Is A Well Balanced And Sustainable Friendly Way While Maintaining Overall Computing Performance

715 Words Mar 21st, 2016 3 Pages
Green computing refers to the “practice and procedures of using computing resources in an environmentally friendly way while maintaining overall computing performance” (Saha, 2014, p. 46). When the earth’s temperature continues to rise and starts to have an effect this is referred to as global warming. This is a large problem we are facing today. As described by Saha (2014), “Green computing is a well-balanced and sustainable approach towards the achievement of a greener, healthier and safer environment without compromising technological needs of the current and future generations” (p. 46). Green IT is the “study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems- such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems- efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment” (Saha, 2014, p. 46).
Computers use a substantial amount of electricity to operate and most of the time they operate all hours of the day and while this is happening greenhouse gas emissions are being emitted from power plants. While computers are operating they produce heat and require fans to cool them, which increases the amount of electricity used (Saha, 2014, p. 48). A big issue with this is that people are leaving these electronics on for extended periods of time. Green computing may not have substantial effects of people with only one computer, but would save companies and offices large…

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