Published on September 14, 2023, this report by Lyla Fadali, Jonah Eisen, and Nora Wang Esram from ACEEE discusses the potential of innovative Information & Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to create a large positive handprint. A beneficial handprint is defined as a solution that has a lower carbon footprint than the baseline solution. The report highlights ICT networks that can create positive footprint effects when supported by proper technology and policy implementations focused on efficiency. It includes emissions calculations and attributed handprint savings. The main takeaway is that ICT solutions have enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Association, Audio/Video, Block Chain, Climate Change, Cloud & Data Analytics, Communications, Connected Home, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Cybersecurity/Privacy, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Lifts/Elevators, Lighting Systems/Controls, Post-COVID-19, Processors/Semiconductors, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, Training, Utilities

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