At Awenek, we’re passionate about sustainability, and it’s not just a buzzword for us – it’s woven into every aspect of what we do. From our digital designs to our day-to-day operations, we’re dedicated to treading lightly on the planet.

Renewable Energy-Powered Servers

We’re excited to share that our commitment to a greener future starts right at the heart of our digital operations. Our websites are hosted on servers powered by renewable energy sources. Our data centre partner, SSE, has reached an impressive milestone: 100% of its energy comes from wind and solar farms. That means every click, every page view, and every interaction on our websites is powered by clean, sustainable energy.

Eco-Friendly Office Practices

Sustainability isn’t just a concept; it’s a lifestyle for us. Our office, nestled on our family farm, is a testament to our commitment to the environment. We’ve embraced a walk-to-work approach, reducing our carbon footprint and showing our dedication to eco-friendly practices. It’s not just about what we do online – it’s about how we live our lives, making conscious choices every step of the way.

Low Carbon Web Design

From the moment we start crafting your website, we’re committed to reducing its carbon footprint every step of the way. We adhere to industry-recognised best practices, ensuring that the websites we create for our clients are as low carbon as possible.

Here’s how we do it:

  • We convert imagery to WEBP format, creating smaller yet richer images that not only enhance your site’s visual appeal but also make it load faster, cutting down on energy consumption.

  • We meticulously select design elements that require minimal energy to render, opting for simple layouts and lightweight graphics whenever possible. This not only reduces the strain on servers but also contributes to a smoother, more efficient browsing experience.

  • We implement caching mechanisms and lazy loading techniques, strategically reducing server loading times and overall energy consumption.

  • Above all, we prioritise efficiency over resource-heavy, complicated design elements. However, in cases where such elements are necessary, we provide alternative strategies to offset their environmental impact, ensuring that your website remains as eco-friendly as possible.

Our commitment to sustainability isn’t just a checkbox – it’s a guiding principle that influences every decision we make. From our choice of hosting servers to the design elements we incorporate, we’re dedicated to building websites that not only stand out but also leave a minimal environmental footprint.