A Study on Green Computing: The Future Computing and Eco-Friendly Technology


Asma Sultana
CH. Naga Suvarchala
A. Ramya


Green computing is the environmentally responsible and eco-friendly use of computers and their resources. In broader terms, it is also defined as the study of designing, manufacturing/engineering, using and disposing of computing devices in a way that reduces their environmental impact.

Many IT manufacturers and vendors are continuously investing in designing energy efficient computing devices, reducing the use of dangerous materials and encouraging the recyclability of digital devices and paper. Green computing practices came into being in 1992, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the Energy Star program.

Green computing is also known as green information technology (green IT).

Government regulatory authorities also actively work to promote green computing concepts by introducing several voluntary programs and regulations for their enforcement.

In this research paper we concern about the Green computing, its needs and steps towards Green computing by a common man. The study emphasis on Benefits of Green Computing, Features of a Green Computer and various Green Technologies are discussed to "Save the Environment, Save Your Life”.