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The Green Pages

EDG partners with companies who have a committment to a sustainable future. Click on their logo to be taken to their ‘green’ pages.

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A Focus on Sustainability in the A/V Industry

Green is the New Black by Midori Connolly

You’ve heard it before, but it shouldn’t be considered a fashion reference. It’s more a financial statement. Here’s how going green can keep you out of the red.

Green Rules by Midori Connolly

If you think green AV is either too daunting or someone else’s challenge, consider environmental regulations that might force you to take steps sooner rather than later.

The Movement Builds by Linda Seid Frembes

As interest steadily increases, the green AV movement is struggling to define itself and gain recognition.

The State of Green A/V by Midori Connolly

Admitting we’re not yet sure what it all means is a first step toward questioning, collaborating, and ultimately creating a sustainable AV movement.

The Solar Stage by Linda Seid Frembes

On the Vans Warped Tour, green AV turns up in an unlikely place—a live stage.

Green is as Green Does by Brad Grimes

In our effort to explore sustainable practices in professional AV, the time had come to eat our own dog food.

AV Attempts to Tread Lightly by Tim Kridel

Although there is growing demand for energy-efficient audio/video products, green AV is by no means a slam dunk.

The Sweet Sound of Green by Tim Kridel

Video systems—displays, projectors—may be obvious candidates for greening. But some audio manufacturers are trying to cut their carbon footprints.

Sony Bravia Goes Green by Pro AV Staff

Sony added several eco-friendly features to its newest Bravia LCD television to make the display more “green.”

Shades of Green by Dan Tynan

AV products take a variety of paths to sustainability. Here are just some of them.

Pop Quiz: Test your Knowledge of Green Rules and Regulations by Brad Grime

Match the sustainability standards and organizations to their descriptions.

Green Technology News

Homeowner Slashes $150 from Monthly Electricity Bill

iPad, Android, ZigBee, and Z-Wave getting popular with energy management systems.

HAI, Lutron Win Green Product of the Year Awards

CEA TechHome Division honors HAI OmniStat2 thermostat, Lutron Diva C·L CFL/LED dimmer as Green Products of the Year.

CEA Announces 2011 Mark of Excellence Winners

Winners were announced at last week’s Electronic House Expo in Orlando, Florida.

HAI Ships ZigBee Energy Management Products

The new crop of wireless products uses the ZigBee Home Automation profile.

Game Playing for Energy Efficiency

JouleBug’s iPhone app sets up friendly energy-saving competitions and ties to social media to encourage energy efficiency.

Nuclear Meltdowns and the Peril of Ignoring Energy Efficiency

If the rush to build nuclear power plants is tempered by the disaster in Japan, the need for energy efficiency and energy management only grows stronger.

Five Things to Know About LED Lighting

LEDs are the lighting technology to buy—but how much do you really know about them?

HomePlug Green Named Top Rated Smart Grid

Your next, or even first, smart appliance will likely use HomePlug Green Protocol.

LED Competition Heats Up

Here come some truly useful—and hopefully inexpensive—LED (light emitting diode) bulbs. Lighting Science Group is challenging Philips for the government-sponsored L Prize to develop an LED lamp that replaces a 60-watt incandescent bulb.

Do You Qualify for Energy Efficiency Tax Credits?

There’s good news and bad news in receiving tax credits for investing in renewable energy, electric vehicles or energy-efficiency upgrades for your home.

CEA Announces 2011 Mark of Excellence Finalists

A total of 78 products, projects, and people will be honored at next month’s Electronic House Expo in Florida.

New Energy Monitoring App for Control4

Eragy’s Energy Monitoring Plus app for Control4 systems provides circuit-level monitoring—and savings.

Energy Efficiency vs. Sci-Fi—and Which Should Win

Forget solar, wind, and fanciful geo-engineering schemes. Here’s why energy efficiency technologies available today can save us energy, money, and our environment.

Power Protection Meets Energy Savings

APC’s new battery backups offer power protection and some energy saving features for A/V and office gear.

BlueBolt Plans Whole-House Energy Management via Cloud

Panamax/Furman’s cloud-based BlueBolt remote monitoring and reboot service will be expanded this year to include whole-house energy management.