GreenAV – Episode 2: From Design to Stage, Green AV at the Theater!

GreenAVIn this month’s show, Midori chats with Raymond Kent, the Managing Principal of Sustainable Technologies Group and the 2012 Green AV Award recipient. He gives an outstanding overview of a few theatrical projects where the emphasis was on sustainability, with impressive numbers and data to show for the projects. We talk a bit about the importance of modifying human behavior to truly achieve sustainable AV and Raymond also shares his ideas on the coolest Green AV trends and where he sees us moving forward.

About Ray Kent: 

Raymond Kent is the Managing Principal of Sustainable Technologies Group which is headquartered in Washington DC and has offices in Cleveland and Los Angeles. Sustain Tech provides design solutions in audiovisual, acoustics, lighting, theater technology, IT, security/life safety, and building automation systems for the performing and cultural arts, healthcare, corporate, educational, and Government market sectors. He is a co-author of the STEP rating system and serves as the Chair of the STEP Foundation’s Technology Task Force. Raymond also is a founding member and heavily involved with the Center for Sustainability in the Arts as well as the Architecture 2030 Challenge, Cleveland 2019 Sustainability Challenge, and the Sustainability in the Arts Summit. He has written and presented on sustainable technology for InfoComm International, American Institute for Architects, United States Institute for Theater Technology, VERGE London, and many other organizations and publications.

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About Midori Connolly

Midori Connolly is the founder of AVGirl Productions in California. She wrote the first-ever set of Sustainable Staging best practices after discovering none existed. She was the co-chair of the AV committee for the ASTM Standard for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings and is a speaker, writer and consultant for green practices in live events and meeting planning. Reach her at midori@avgirlproductions.com