A low-performing product can reduce user productivity and satisfaction which may lead to a short service life. High energy consumption can lead to large emissions of greenhouse gases, which contributes to the climate crisis. By taking both product performance and environmental factors into account, user productivity can improve and devices can be in use longer.

Product performance is essential for user satisfaction and productivity. Low-performing products are also problematic from a sustainability perspective — in many cases, these products have a shorter lifespan, which leads to pollution, e-waste and high resource consumption. Discarding products prematurely is often also more costly for the purchasing organization.

Our approach: balancing product performance with energy efficiency

Product performance, user satisfaction and the development of more circular IT products are interconnected. In order for IT products to be more sustainable, all these factors need to be prioritized. Balancing product performance with energy efficiency is also important to reduce the product’s climate impact.