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How and why everyone should reduce the
carbon footprint of their website
Loading a webpage can consume as much electricity as boiling a kettle of water.
The larger the images, videos and text, the higher the amount of electricity is required to send them across the internet and load onto your device.
By containing optimised resources, a webpage will reduce the amount of electricity required, and by extension, help reduce the planet's CO2 emissions.
Crucially, optimised video, images and documents will look the same.
To demonstrate this point, below are some video and images. The left side were 'raw' files, whilst the right hand side were optimised prior to uploading to our website.
Original Video - 70Mb (1080p)
Original Image - 1.9Mb
Optimised Video - 4.5Mb (476p)
Optimised Image - 0.53Mb
Original Image - 6Mb
Optimised Image - 0.177Mb
Original Image - 0.366Mb
Optimised Image - 0.087Mb
Total size of original assets:
Total size of optimised assets:
Optimised resources = faster page load speed = more people visiting your website. When it comes to website load speeds, milliseconds can mean millions
Improvements to vital Google SEO rankings and improved user experience for your visitors.
Optimised assets upload quicker - saving you time, energy and money.
Smaller images, PDFs, videos are more versatile meaning they can be sent to customers in more ways - have you ever wanted to send a video but couldn't because it was too big?
Customers prefer visiting websites which have the smallest carbon footprint - a key advantage over competition.
Every organisation has a responsibility to ensure
its website is as energy efficient as possible in order to ensure
it emits the smallest possible amount of CO2 when visited
This webpage's own digital carbon footprint.
Get in touch to discuss how we can help you reduce the impact your website is having on global CO2 emissions.