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Rudolf Meier (SAP) - Carbon Calculation Basics

Time effort: approx. 46 minutes

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Software can play an important role in reaching sustainability targets. It can enable efficient business processes, or provide carbon footprint transparency. But of course, running software itself requires electrical energy. In this clean-IT openXchange live talk, Rudolf Meier presented basic concepts for estimating the carbon footprint of operating software. After the presentation, the participants also discussed further about embodied emissions and how emissions from cloud usage and infrastrcuture could be included.

Rudolf Meier is head of Performance & Scalability in Product Engineering at SAP. He joined SAP in 2004 and has been engaged in performance, scalability, sizing, benchmarking, performance data mining, know-how transfer, and sustainability topics ever since. He holds an experimental physics post-doctorate degree from Tübingen University.