Comparison of the energy, carbon and time costs of videoconferencing and in-person meetings

@article{Ong2014ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the energy, carbon and time costs of videoconferencing and in-person meetings},
  author={Dennis Ong and Tim Moors and Vijay Sivaraman},
  journal={Comput. Commun.},
  year={2014},
  volume={50},
  pages={86-94}
}
While video conferencing is often viewed as a greener alternative to physically traveling to meet in-person, it has its own energy, carbon dioxide and time costs. In this paper we present the first analysis of the total cost of videoconferencing, including operating costs of the network and videoconferencing equipment, lifecycle assessment of equipment costs, and the time cost of people involved in meetings. We compare these costs to the corresponding costs for in-person meetings, which include… CONTINUE READING

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