Chrome OS and sustainability are compatible? Of course!

For many people, summer is also a time when they can stop and reflect on the resolutions they have achieved so far this year or on what they would like to do for the new school year. 

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In Nubalia Part of Devoteam we want to take advantage of this time off to echo (and reflect on) an article that Google published for Earth Day in which they highlighted their efforts to ensure that all the solutions they offer are compatible with a more sustainable exercise that helps the environment. 

Chrome OS: running on carbon-free power 24/7

According to this article, Google plans to have all of its data centers and campuses running on carbon-free energy 24/7 by 2030. 

To achieve that mission, Chrome OS will support Google by providing sustainable computing software and hardware thanks to all partners and customers who are committed to this drive for systemic change.

Chrome OS helps reduce carbon footprint

Chrome OS is in the cloud and thus introduces a modern and sustainable form of computing because its power management capabilities provide good load and optimized device performance. 

Chrome OS extends device lifecycle

Being in the cloud, Chrome OS facilitates sharing among multiple users. Sharing devices in a simple and intuitive way keeps organizations efficient with fewer resources. For example, Grab and Go allows companies to set up many user profiles and modes. This makes it possible for one device to host many users without compromising speed and without slowing down workflows.  

Chromebook con sistema operativo Chrome OS

Chrome OS devices made from recyclable materials

Chrome OS devices can be found as chromebooks, clamshells or tablets. They have a durable design and their components are long-lasting. In the article we started from, the Chromebook product manager at Acer said, “At Acer we have raised awareness about climate change and have made a significant impact on building a greener environment. Our latest Chrome OS devices meet ENERGY STAR 8.0 certification along with EPEAT registration. More than 7.6 million Chrome OS devices have been shipped using PCR plastics and the use of virgin plastic in product packaging has been reduced by 60%. 

On the other hand, many companies use Chrome OS to bring more efficiency to their internal operations, supply chains and logistics and also to their customers. 

One year of carbon-free energy with Google Cloud

Google’s aim to operate everywhere on 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030 is going full steam ahead. 

According to the company, since setting this goal they have made remarkable progress in the way they track, purchase and use energy. They are also advocating clean energy policies and supporting the development of new technologies in order to achieve this goal. 

An interesting fact is that in 2020, Google achieved 67% carbon-free energy throughout the day in all of its data centers. That is, of all the electricity consumed, two-thirds was matched with local carbon-free sources. In short, in Nubalia Part of Devoteam we are committed to Google and Chrome OS because in addition to driving better productivity, efficiency and competitiveness in companies, they have a strong commitment to our planet and we want to be part of that team.

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