Open Source 'Green' Software

The following are links to selected 'green' information technology (IT) projects, with a focus on 'open source' or public domain software solutions:

'Green' IT Software & Projects

  • Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) - Also known as the Intelligent Roadway Information System (IRIS), this open source system based on open standards was originally developed by the Minnesota DOT and enhanced by the California DOT for use by other states.
  • Center for Environmental Informatics (CEI) Projects - CEI focuses the development of new and innovative approaches to the creation and dissemination of environmental information resources.
  • Corporate Energy Consumption Calculator App and Consumer Appliance Energy Consumption Apps
  • Eco-Based Management Tools - Online hub for software, tools, and projects for innovative interdisciplinary coastal-marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management.
  • EcoInformatics.Com Projects - an open, voluntary collaboration of developers and researchers to produce software, systems, publications, and services beneficial to the ecological and environmental sciences.
  • Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) - The definitive global registry for greener electronics, covering the most products from the broadest range of manufacturers.
  • EnergyPlus - A free 'public domain' energy analysis and thermal load simulation program available from the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Green Button Apps - Links to a growing number of 'open source' Green Button Energy Information apps.
  • GreenPrint Software  - A software solutions to eliminate unnecessary cost and waste associated with enterprise and individual printing activities.
  • Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator - This calculator distributed by the EPA may be useful in communicating your greenhouse gas reduction strategy, reduction targets, or other initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • IBM Smarter Planet  - One of the world's first Smarter Planet interactive simulation sites designed to help business and civic leaders discover how to make their cities and industries smarter by solving real-world business, environmental, and logistical problems.
  • NightWatchman  - Software designed to patch and improve the performance of your PC, or network of PCs, during off hours - reducing downtime, improving computer responsiveness, increasing productivity and cutting costs.
  • NOAA Satellite, Data, & Information Services - Providing access to a wide range of free data, information, projects, and resources related to the the weather, climate, ocean, environment, and more.
  • OpenAir ProjectA knowledge exchange project that aims to provide a collection of open-source tools for the analysis of air pollution data.

  • Open Source Ecology - A network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that has been imagining and creating the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that can be used to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
  • Personal/Household Emissions Calculator  - Gives a rough “ballpark” estimate of your personal or family’s greenhouse gas emissions and provides information about the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.
  • SEED Platform - The Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) platform is a free software tool from the U.S. Department of Energy for collecting and analyzing building energy performance data.
  • World Community Grid  - Their mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.

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