Just like any digital product, this website has an environmental impact.
However, accurately measuring its environmental impact is challenging due to the lack of scientific consensus on the energy consumption of digital products.
As a result, our objective is to present an estimated overview of the website's impact.
To do this, we use a variety of tools to measure the impact of our website and see how it compares to our competitors. We are also examining how modifications to the website code can impact its energy consumption.
Please note that this assessment focus solely on the front-end of the website (the part visible to visitors) and does not consider the back-end of the website (where it is managed) nor production phase.
Last analysis ran on September 19, 2023
Details of the score:
See the report here
|GreenFrame Full Journey||5.43|
|Sustainable Web Design|
Based on data from the ADEME (French)
As mentioned above, these results do not take account the full range of the impact.
www.heylow.world's impact evolution.
We can see that even if the page weight increases by 60% (253kb vs 470kb), the Eco Design Level is quite similar, but most importantly the energy per minute decreases by 60% (564mWh vs 300mWh).
As explained in our article "More is Less?", this is mainly due to the main animation on our previous website, which used a lot of CPU (computer processor) resources.
|Date||Energy Consumption per minute|
|Date||Eco Design Level|
How www.heylow.world compares to others
based on tests run with GreenFrame & EcoGrader
|Make Me Pulse||738|
|Make Me Pulse||65|
|Make Me Pulse||2350|
These comparative results allow us to draw two conclusions:
- This site performs as well as, and sometimes better than, other low carbon/sustainable web agencies or studios.
- This website performs much better than the studios or agencies awarded on awwwards.com, which aims to recognise and promote the best in innovative web design. We must admit that the design and development efforts on websites are incredible and always an inspiration for us. But they don't take into account any environmental impact, whether direct or indirect.
The comparative tests we have conducted show us striking results. Some websites can emit between 20 and over 100 kilograms of CO2e per year (depending on the model used and assuming 5,000 monthly visits) while our website is estimated to emit less than 10 kilograms of CO2e per year. Some of the websites we have estimated are extremely polluting, far exceeding the average and generating between 270 kg and 4 tonnes of CO2e per year (depending on the model used and assuming 5,000 monthly visits).
Heavy websites could also have a major influence on the obsolescence of devices, as older devices might appear slow, influencing decisions to replace them faster to keep up with this kind of websites or newly developed software, asking for more and more resources.