This data repository is maintained by Boavizta and is complementary to Boavizta's environmental footprint evaluation methology. It aims to reference as much data as possible to help organizations to evaluate the environmental footprint of their information systems, applications and digital services.
Boavizta database is quite exclusively derived from PCF (Product Carbon Footprint) sheets provided by the manufacturers. Methodologies used by manufactureres are not transparent and have very large margins of error and the purpose of making these data available is mainly to give ideas of orders of magnitude and to compare different models from the same manufacturer.
Therefore WE RECOMMAND NOT USING THESE DATA TO MAKE ACCURATE IMPACTS EVALUATIONS or to compare the impacts of devices from different manufacturers.
In addition, most manufacturers rely on the PAIA evaluation method developed by MIT. This method is based on data from non-public studies and Boavizta was therefore unable to evaluate its relevance.
To browse data, you can use https://dataviz.boavizta.org.
This dataset is made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/This data can be freely used for any purpose including without using Boavizta's methodology.
At this time, we provide two CSV files grouping together data collected from manufacturers (mainly Product Carbon Footprint reports) publicly avaiblable :
boavizta-data-fr.csv: French version (
;used as a delimiter, comma as a decimal separator)
boavizta-data-us.csv: English version (
,used as a delimiter, dot as a decimal separator)
We encourage all manufacturers to provide us with similar data or to correct potential errors in these files.
Boavizta working group works actively to enrich these files with new data :
Please refer to sources.md for a complete list of sources.
People are encouraged to contribute to these files.
You can easily contribute by :
If any manufacturers wish to share data with us, we will be happy to discuss with them how we can efficiently synchronize this data.
Download Chromedriver for your version of Chrome: https://chromedriver.chromium.org/downloads and move it to a folder that belongs to your path. For Mac you can also run
brew install chromedriver
and restart Chrome.
Then create a python3.9 virtual environment, run
pip install -r tools/requirements.txt
to install the required packages and follow the instructions on the spiders README.md to run a spider and parse the pdfs of the associated brand.
When developing a new parser you can also follow the instructions on the parsers README.md.
manufacturer: Manufacturer name, e.g. "Dell" or "HP"
name: Product name
gwp_total: GHG emissions (estimated as CO2 equivalent, the unit is kgCO2eq) through the total lifecycle of the product (Manufacturing, Transportation, Use phase and Recycling)
gwp_use_ratio: part of the GHG emissions coming from the use phase (the hypothesis for this use phase are detailed in the other columns, especially the
yearly_tec: Yearly estimated energy demand in kWh
lifetime: Expected lifetime (in years)
use_location: The region of the world in which the device usage footprint has been estimated.
report_date: the date at which the Product Carbon Footprint report of the device was published
sources: the original URLs from which the data for this row was sourced
gwp_error_ratio: the datasheets commonly come with a diagram that shows the error margin for the footprint
gwp_manufacturing_ratiopart of the GHG emissions coming from the manufacturing phase
weight: product weight in kg
assembly_location: The region of the world in which the device is assembled
screen_size: in inches
server_type: the type of server
hard_drive: the hard drive of the device if any
memory: RAM in GB
number_cpu: number of CPUs
height: the height of the device in a datacenter rack, in U
added_date: the date at which this row was added
add_method: how was the data for this row collected
Boavizta.org is a working group: