Green Software Engineering (GREENSOFT)
Green IT is the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using and disposing IT related hardware products in an efficient sustainable way with minimal or even no impact on the environment.
Green Software Engineering was the attempt to apply these "green" principles known from hardware products also on software products, software development processes and their underlying software process models.
The first main goal of the project was to to design a conceptual reference model supporting IT professionals and software users in the sustainable development and usage of software. The second main goal was to develop a software toolbox called "Sustainable Software Support Center" (S3C) that assists IT professionals in realizing sustainable, resource-friendly software products.
The project had five co-operation partners
- The information technology companies Opensource Consult and effective WEBWORK GmbH
- The University of Hamburg as our academic partner
- ecologee.net as our distribution partner
- The BUND a German non-profit environmental organization
The project is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under reference 17N1209.
Project duration: 01.06.2009 - 31.12.2012