Measuring and fostering sustainability
Now that we have learned what sustainable software engineering is, let's try to design a roadmap for carbon governance, just as we did with costs. Let's start with measuring our carbon impact, which we'll learn about in the next section.
The Microsoft Emissions Impact Dashboard
The first thing to do before any action is to be able to measure carbon efficiency. This is sometimes hard—for example, when you have hybrid applications—but if your workloads are all in Azure, then we have a dashboard that will help us out.
The Emissions Impact Dashboard is a free app that can be downloaded at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sustainability/emissions-impact-dashboard, provided you have Power BI Pro licenses and a valid billing contract (Enterprise Agreement (EA), Microsoft Customer Agreement, or Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)). This will provide a view of your company's usage of cloud carbon emissions based on...