Major update of the “Web Environmental Design: 115 Good Practices” repository

The Green IT Collective publishes 4y Edition of the Environmental Design Web Repository. Master version, fully revised after more than 11 years of use in the field and 3 editions.

The fourth edition of “Web Eco-Design: 115 Good Practices” was recently published by Eyrolles. Like previous editions, the goal of this book is to present a practical web design repository for everyday use.

The only true repository of ecological web designs

For this 4th edition of The Little Green Book, we have converted a good practice guide into a file real warehouse Environmentally friendly design targeting all digital services with internet architecture.

This is why you will find additional unpublished information associated with each good practice:

  • implementation test rule;
  • and compliance threshold.

Thus anyone can assess in the same way and formally the level of maturity reached in their projects.

Thanks to this addition, the Good Practice Guide has become the first and only digital services environmental design repository available in Europe.

27 new best practices and 47 more updates

This new version is also significant in terms of changes to the content. With 27 Best Practices removed, many new ones added, and an overhaul of 47 other Best Practices, more than half of the entire repository has been updated.

We have also recalibrated all indicators – priority, implementation, environmental impact, etc. – On a scale of 1 to 5 instead of 1 to 3. This makes it possible to gain weight and highlight basic good practices.

This work required the investment of dozens of professionals (see below) for a period of 9 months.

The papers are available at Creative Commons

Another major new feature: To speed up the deployment of best practices, the entire repository is now available under a Creative Commons (CC-By-NC-ND) license. So you can access this repository through this book and every paper available in our repository.

A practical tool for everyday use

Like previous editions, the 115 best practices of environmental design for the web gathered together in this book cover the entire lifecycle of a project: from business and functional design, through graphic and technical design, user experience and user interface, technical architecture, development, optimization, and hosting, etc.

Each good practice is presented in the form of a practical sheet that provides, whenever possible, a concrete example.

The aim of this book is really to help every stakeholder who contributes to the design and/or creation of a digital service to easily identify and implement best practices for which they are responsible.

Only 2000 hard copies are available

Although previous editions of the book have sold several thousand copies (making this repository a reference tool for the profession), we have decided to limit the first printed edition of these 4y Edition 2000 copies. Then it will be served first come first serve. Obviously the book is also available in digital format and you can find every good practice in our repository .

A team of 40 professionals for 9 months

Lead authors – Frédéric Bordage ( and Thomas Lemaire (IT’s on us) – as well as the Steering Committee – Thomas Broyer (Atol Conseils et Développement), Raphaël Lemaire (Zenika), Dominique Nicolle (Pix-e), and Romuald Briol ( Tops) – organized the work of about forty professionals over the course of 9 months to complete this fourth edition. Here is the alphabetical list of all co-authors:

  • Frederic Bordage,
  • Nicholas Border, Octo
  • Clément Poullier,
  • Thomas Brewer, Atoll Consulting and Development Company
  • Florent Chavanat, Euro information
  • Althea Chevalier, Ekidin
  • Martin Koren, Zenica
  • Christophe Clouseau, Themises
  • Denis Debarbeaux, Norses
  • Emmanuel Demi, on us
  • Laurent Degrange and Dominique Denayev Paris
  • Frederic Didier, AMISIS
  • David Grolt, Emerald Creative
  • Catherine Germont
  • Renault Halloween, Novajaya
  • Alexander Calatsis, Alertec Society
  • Yan Kozun, we have to
  • Franklin Lecointree, Inside
  • Rafael Lemerre, Zenica
  • Thomas Le Maire, upon us
  • Arnaud Lemercier, Wexiweb
  • Ferréole Lespinasse, editorial for Cyclop
  • Remy Lukowski, coach of Bolivia
  • Damian Marslin, IT is upon us
  • Benjamin Morale, Benext
  • Dominic Nicole, Pix-e
  • Bryce Bassian, Kanso Consulting
  • Nicole Paul, La Felixie
  • Frederic Pinault, Artway
  • Romuald Priolle, tops
  • Robin Kiki, BRGM
  • Sebastian Rover, Web Corner
  • Florin Sawyer, so she rocks
  • Francois Zaninotto Marmilab

In addition to this team, this 4y The repository edition has received the support of the main institutional actors on this topic:

  • Association of Communications Consulting Agencies (AACC)
  • Agency for Environmental Transformation (ADEME)
  • Cape Digital
  • Seagrave, a network of large companies
  • Green IT Club
  • Responsible digital design team
  • College of Sustainable Development Managers (C3D)
  • Ethical designers
  • number

Accessing files

All you have to do is contact the collective repository.

buy the book

The book is available at all physical and online libraries, including:

technical card

  • Title: Environmental Design for the Web: 115 Good Practices
  • Subtitle: Enhance your site and reduce your ecological footprint
  • Author(s): Frédéric Bordage and Thomas Le Maire
  • Publisher (Publisher): Eyrolles
  • Published: May 12, 2022
  • Edition: Fourth
  • Number of pages: 168 pages
  • Size: 12×18
  • Cover: paperback
  • Weight: 240 grams
  • Interior design: black and white
  • ISBN 13: 978-2416006272
  • ISBN 10: 2416006274


Frederick Burdge

I have been an expert in green IT, digital sobriety, and responsible digital and have created the community in 2004. I advise private and public organizations, and I lead and the Collectif Conception Numérique Responsable (CNumR).

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