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Sustainable Technology

Gartner Trend: Sustainable Technology

Sustainable technology is a framework of solutions that increases the energy and efficiency of IT services; enables enterprise sustainability through technologies like traceability, analytics, emissions management software and AI; and helps customers achieve their own sustainability objectives.

What is Sustainable Technology?

Sustainable technology refers to the use of technology to support sustainable development, which aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable technology includes a wide range of practices, processes, and products that are designed to minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve resources, and promote social and economic sustainability. Examples of sustainable technology include renewable energy systems, green buildings, sustainable agriculture practices, water conservation technologies, and waste reduction and recycling systems. Sustainable technology also involves designing products and services that are energy-efficient, resource-efficient, and have a minimal carbon footprint throughout their lifecycle.

Examples of Sustainable Technology:

  • Renewable energy systems, such as solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric power plants, that generate electricity without producing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Green buildings, which use sustainable building materials, energy-efficient systems, and natural ventilation to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Sustainable agriculture practices, such as agroforestry, crop rotation, and organic farming, which promote soil health, reduce water consumption, and minimize the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Water conservation technologies, such as drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems, which help to conserve water and reduce the strain on water resources.
  • Waste reduction and recycling systems, such as composting, waste-to-energy systems, and closed-loop manufacturing processes, which reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfills and promote the circular economy.
  • Electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles, which reduce the use of fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
  • Energy-efficient appliances and lighting systems, which reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions from residential and commercial buildings.
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  • Last modified: 2023/12/26 11:35
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