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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.
Match the sustainability standards and organizations to their descriptions.
Green Technology News
iPad, Android, ZigBee, and Z-Wave getting popular with energy management systems.
CEA TechHome Division honors HAI OmniStat2 thermostat, Lutron Diva C·L CFL/LED dimmer as Green Products of the Year.
Winners were announced at last week’s Electronic House Expo in Orlando, Florida.
The new crop of wireless products uses the ZigBee Home Automation profile.
JouleBug’s iPhone app sets up friendly energy-saving competitions and ties to social media to encourage 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.
LEDs are the lighting technology to buy—but how much do you really know about them?
Your next, or even first, smart appliance will likely use HomePlug Green Protocol.
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.
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.
A total of 78 products, projects, and people will be honored at next month’s Electronic House Expo in Florida.
Eragy’s Energy Monitoring Plus app for Control4 systems provides circuit-level monitoring—and savings.
Forget solar, wind, and fanciful geo-engineering schemes. Here’s why energy efficiency technologies available today can save us energy, money, and our environment.
APC’s new battery backups offer power protection and some energy saving features for A/V and office gear.
Panamax/Furman’s cloud-based BlueBolt remote monitoring and reboot service will be expanded this year to include whole-house energy management.