In our pursuit of digital sustainability, understanding the carbon footprint of our websites and apps is crucial. The "Total Emission" metric in Statsy provides a quantifiable measure of the carbon emissions associated with the data transferred during the usage of your digital products.
The calculation of the "Total Emission" metric is based on the "Transfer Size" metric and the carbon intensity of electricity. The carbon intensity can vary greatly from country to country, and in Statsy, we take this into account by using the specific carbon intensity for the country of origin of each user request.
Total Emission and Digital Sustainability The "Total Emission" metric is a key indicator of the environmental impact of your website or app. The larger the total emission, the higher the carbon footprint of your digital product. Therefore, reducing the "Total Emission" metric is a direct way to contribute to digital sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of your digital product.
There are several strategies you can employ to reduce the "Total Emission" metric:
Use Green Hosting: The carbon intensity of electricity used by your server can significantly affect the total emission. Using a green hosting provider, which uses renewable energy sources, can help reduce the carbon intensity and thus the total emission.
Improve Energy Efficiency: Optimizing the energy efficiency of your website or app can also help reduce the total emission. This can be achieved by reducing CPU-intensive tasks, optimizing animations, and implementing dark mode.
The "Total Emission" metric is a vital part of understanding and optimizing the sustainability of your website or app. By monitoring and reducing this metric, you can significantly reduce your digital product's carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable digital world.