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Why energy efficiency is not sufficient – some remarks on “Green by IT”


Hilty, Lorenz (2012). Why energy efficiency is not sufficient – some remarks on “Green by IT”. In: EnviroInfo 2012 26th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection, Dessau, Germany, 29 August 2012 - 31 August 2012, 13-20.

Abstract

Most part of the “Green IT“ or “Green ICT“ discussion is addressing issues of energy efficiency, implicitly assuming that more energy-efficient technologies will substantially contribute to a reduction of total energy consumption and, as a consequence, of CO2 emissions. This assumption is usually challenged by historical evidence for the rebound effect. This paper presents a case study on smart vending machines, showing that the ocurrence and size of the rebound effect can vary greatly depending on several factors. Some suggestions on how to avoid rebound effects when applying “smarter” technologies to save energy are derived.

Abstract

Most part of the “Green IT“ or “Green ICT“ discussion is addressing issues of energy efficiency, implicitly assuming that more energy-efficient technologies will substantially contribute to a reduction of total energy consumption and, as a consequence, of CO2 emissions. This assumption is usually challenged by historical evidence for the rebound effect. This paper presents a case study on smart vending machines, showing that the ocurrence and size of the rebound effect can vary greatly depending on several factors. Some suggestions on how to avoid rebound effects when applying “smarter” technologies to save energy are derived.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Uncontrolled Keywords:invited lecture
Language:English
Event End Date:31 August 2012
Deposited On:18 Sep 2012 09:07
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 15:00
Publisher:Shaker Verlag
ISSN:1616-0886
ISBN:978-3-8440-1248-4
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://publicationslist.org/data/lorenz.hilty/ref-148/2012-08%20Hilty%20Why%20Energy%20Efficiency%20Is%20not%20Sufficient%20EnviroInfo.pdf (Publisher)
http://www.enviroinfo2012.org/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7227

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