Energy Star Award Given to NEC Display E and EA Lines of Desktop Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced this week that three desktop displays, the MultiSync E271N, EA231WU and EA241F and the large-format E657Q, have received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient of 2019 Award. The award recognizes products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest technological innovation, representing the best of ENERGY STAR products. The […]

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Mode:Green Debuts Lighting Line to Support Demand for LED

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To support the hotels and commercial spaces prioritizing LED lighting, hospitality integration firm Mode:Green has announced the debut line of custom LED light bulbs. Mode:Green specializes in designing and installing tailored audiovisual, automation, sustainability, and lighting experiences in top hotels, venues, office spaces, and etc. When incorporating LED lighting into its projects, its team identified a pattern of challenges […]

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Losing Our Moonshot

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We are losing our generation’s “race to the moon” in clean energy technology innovation. Plain and simple. The EU and Asia are beating us. Hands down. The main driver for this is two-fold. First and foremost is financial. The 2009 Recovery Act stimulus package poured $27 Billion into energy efficiency and research into renewable energy […]

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But We Will Always Have Paris…

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June 1st, 2017 will be one for the history books. This was the day that the administration of the United States announced the withdraw from the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement for purely political purpose and partisanship. This move does not position the USA at the back of the line but removes us from the […]

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Casio’s XJ-UT351W, XJ-UT351WN and the New XJ-UT311WN Are TCO Certified

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Casio America has announced that three more of its LampFree projectors, including its newest XJ-UT311WN Ultra Short Throw Projector, have been certified according to environmental and social sustainability criteria in TCO Certified. TCO Certified is an international third-party sustainability certification for IT products administered by TCO Development, a non-profit organization based in Sweden. TCO Certified products meet life cycle criteria for environment, […]

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Death of the Unpolluted

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The current administration’s reversal of key environmental directives and what appears to be a blatant dismantling of the EPA and other regulatory departments has the potential to set the U.S. back decades in environmental policy and contribution to climate change and global warming. As I noted in last month’s article it will be up to […]

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Just Peachy

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This past weekend was Father’s Day and outside of my hometown bringing back an NBA Championship (Go Cavs!) capping the day, I got to hang out with my son above and beyond the normal weekly rush of household chores and repairs, grocery shopping and the usual noise of life. He is twelve going on eighty […]

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Christie Celebrates 10 Years of Environmental Initiatives

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Christie is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Environmental Management System (EMS). The system, based on ISO 14001, focuses on building and continually improving Christie’s environmental performance. The EMS encompasses numerous environmental programs including waste reduction, recycling, water and electricity reduction, facility and operational improvements, with a significant net CO2 reduction. Chairman, president and CEO […]

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All Eyes on Paris

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The COP21 Convention held in Paris is now in the history books. For those of you who may not know what this annual event even is or have vague ideas about it having something to do with the climate, here is a bit of a primer: In 1992, there was a large political response to […]

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Rock the Cradle!

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Most often when design professional think about creating solutions that help improve the intended environment’s energy efficiency or work to reduce the overall carbon footprint of a space it is often just the immediate cause and reaction that is considered — if I use this product or solution than I reduce emissions by “X” amount. […]

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E-Waste and the ICT Industry

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E-waste has been a growing problem as I have written before and continues to be a major threat to our environment. Some quick facts: In 2008 the United State generated over 3.16 million tons of E-waste of which only 13.6 percent was recycled (EPA). This was an increase over 2007 by 13.6 percent. The rest […]

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On a Green Stage

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In our world, staging an event isn’t necessarily about putting someone on a stage for a performance, but the truth is that a large segment of our industry actually is doing exactly that. Although sometimes overlooked in the audiovisual industry, many AV professionals and much of the innovation for technology comes from the production and […]

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BenQ’s New M7 Projector Is Entry-Level Priced

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BenQ America today announced of a new 1-chip DLP projector series dubbed the M7. The MX723, MX726 and MW727 projectors all feature up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, integrate BenQ’s SmartEco technology, include a mobile high-definition link (MHL) connector as well as dual HDMI support and have keystone correction. Designed […]

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BenQ Unveils Latest Classroom IQ Solutions

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The new BenQ MX723 is aimed at small- to medium-sized classrooms in that it’s an XGA resolution (1024×768) 1-chip DLP projector that’s spec’d at 3,700 ANSI lumens and 13,000:1 high contrast ratio. Integrated with both vertical and horizontal keystone correction, as well as 1.6x zoom functionality, the MX723 automatically adjusts lamp power by up to […]

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Chief Updates the Integrated Interactive System for Epson BrightLink at ISE 2015

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Chief will show an updated Chief Integrated Interactive System, an all-in-one design that brings together Chief mounts and Da-Lite screen technology to create a unified solution for the new Epson BrightLink Pro 1430Wi and Brightlink 595Wi. For one, the Da-Lite board surface is now optimized for this finger touch capability in addition to the pen […]

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Casio Aims New LED Projector at ED Market

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Casio America just launched a new entry-level projector with its EcoLite XJ-V1, aimed at the education market and featuring Casio’s 5th generation LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source technology. This LampFree light source combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness spec of 2,700 lumens and a 20,000 hour estimated lifespan. Casio’s […]

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Different Shades of Green

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By Bob Snyder Editor, rAVe Europe It’s time to expose Green for what it is. Like in real life, “green” comes in many shades. You’ve probably noticed these days how your hotel plays a Green card to trump its guests. A placard placed strategically in your hotel bathroom might read: “We join the hotels of the world that want to […]

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