What is SCI and Why Does it Matter?

SCI is an acronym for Software Carbon Intensity.

The Green Software Foundation released the alpha version of the Software Carbon Intensity Specification in December 2021.

  • SCI is different from the carbon footprint
  • The SCI focus is on reducing emissions
  • SCI makes software comparable
  • SCI is for every developer and all software
  • SCI was developed as a collaborative global effort

Here’s a quick summary of how SCI is calculated:

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The Green Software Foundation Releases Alpha Version of Software Carbon Intensity Specification (SCI) for Comment.

We look forward to answering your questions about the SCI specification and how to implement it in your software development work.