Carbon-Aware Computing: Measuring and Reducing the Carbon Intensity of Software

Room 5
16:20 - 17:20

Talk (60 min)

In today's world, software technologies have become an integral part of our lives. However, the rapid growth in software technologies and democratization through cloud services has provided organizations with unprecedented access to computational power, which could incur high energy usage and associated emissions costs.

To accelerate our technological progress in a sustainable manner, software itself needs the ability to measure and reduce its impact on carbon emissions. This presentation will introduce the concept of carbon-aware computing and discuss how it can you design solution to lower the carbon footprint.

By attending this presentation, you will gain a better understanding of how to make your organization's software stack more environmentally friendly while still maintaining its functionality and performance.


  • Explain the principals of green software
  • Analyze carbon emissions impact of technology choices
  • Design solutions for greener compute
  • Identity areas with large carbon impact or quick wins
  • To provide examples of companies that have successfully implemented carbon-aware computing practices and reduced their carbon footprint.

Anders Lybecker

Anders Lybecker is a Principal Software Engineering Lead at Microsoft. He has over 20+ years of experience as an architect and has worked with some of the biggest accounts at Microsoft such as VW, WHO, Vestas, NHS, Nokia… He is a former Global Black Belt IoT specialist and Technical Evangelist at Microsoft.

Anders specializes in digital transformation through cloud technologies, software, and process optimization. His passion is sustainability through green software saving the world one system at a time.