Sustainability in digital services

I am using the broad term ‘digital services’ to talk about websites, apps, and services that are generally distributed over the internet.

This includes APIs and other digital products with no end-user interface.

See Energy consumption in digital services and Ethics in digital services

What does sustainability mean?

  • Energy impact
  • Running costs
  • Maintenance


  • Designing open-ended solutions (that can easily be extended)
  • Making code reusable
  • Planning for data reuse (from multiple sources)
  • Making sure working on the product gives some sort of pleasure, see Good tools make maintenance more enjoyable

Who are responsible?

See Digital infrastructure providers

design, web, energy, sustainability